Police: Owner of SUV that struck young girl contacted police, no arrests

- Philadelphia police say the owner of the vehicle that struck a little girl as she rode her bike in Olney on Monday has contacted them, but no arrests have been made.

Philadelphia police Captain Sekou Kinebrew provided an update on their investigation on Wednesday morning.

According to police, a 51-year-old woman who owned the car contacted police after the Cadillac SUV was located near 9th and Lindley Avenue. The woman identified herself as the owner of the car and said she lived near where the car was found.

Captain Kinebrew says they do not yet know who was driving the car, and no one has been charged. 

Tuesday afternoon, police released surveillance video of 9-year-old Fatimah Hunter being struck by the SUV as she rode her bike on the 200 block of Lindley Avenue.

The video shows the driver continued down the road, and the bicycle could be seen falling off the front of the SUV a block away.

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"The vehicle struck her and never stopped—did not stop to identify himself—did not stop to render aid to the 9-year-old female," Accident Investigation District Captain Mark Overwise said.

Fatimah's older sister said her sister suffered a broken femur and injuries to her ankles and her lungs. Her mother and family members were by her side at Children's Hospital, praying for her recovery.

Police and family members say that while Fatimah is in critical condition. She is expected to survive.

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