Three-year-old girl in critical condition after hit and run near Cincinnati Zoo

AVONDALE, OH (WCMH) — Cincinnati Police say a 3-year-old was critically injured after a hit-skip near the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday night.

According to WLWT, a Chevy Traverse hit a family while they were in a crosswalk, going to the Festival of Lights at the Zoo around 9 p.m.

Police say the driver left the scene without checking to see if the family was okay. The 3-year-old girl was taken to Children’s Hospital and is in critical condition; the mother is in serious condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Police say the Traverse was found later, but they have not identified the driver. Police also say speed appears to be a factor in the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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