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Bridgeport Police Investigating Hit-And-Run Involving Girl, Dog

Bridgeport Police Investigating Hit-And-Run Involving Girl, Dog

BRIDGEPORT – Police are investigating after an 11-year-old girl and her dog were injured in a hit-and-run on Capitol Avenue Tuesday night.

Police said the girl ran out into the street after her pet Chihuahua and the dog and child were both struck by one or two vehicles traveling east on Capitol Avenue at 9:38 p.m. Tuesday.

The child then ran home and told her mother that she and the dog had been struck, police said. The child was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital and transferred to the pediatric unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital but suffered only an injury to her hand and no broken bones. The dog sustained a leg injury, police said.

The girl could only identify...

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