Police searching for driver in hit-and-run that injured 3-year-old girl in Newark

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Police are looking for the driver who struck a child in Newark and never stopped.

Police are searching for the driver of a luxury car who hit a 3-year-old girl in Newark and never stopped.

The child was struck near the intersection of Ridgewood and Avon avenues at approximately 5:22 p.m. Sunday as she followed a relative who had crossed Ridgewood Avenue.

The girl is in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Police are looking for a black convertible Mercedes Benz that continued without stopping and was last seen traveling south on Ridgewood Avenue towards Avon Avenue.

The driver is described as a bald head, light skinned black male wearing sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newark Police Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.
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