Grand Prairie police looking for driver that injured 5-year-old

Police are looking for the driver who side-swiped another motorist and injured a 5-year-old girl last month in Grand Prairie.

Police are calling it a hit-and-run and are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver.

Investigators say since the incident happened in the middle of the day on a busy road, they hope someone saw something.

Robert Deck heard a car crash into a tree in the 4000 block of North Carrier Parkway in Grand Prairie two weeks ago on October 25. The woman driving the car told police a man sideswiped her and forced her off the road. Deck said attention immediately turned to the woman's badly-injured 5-year-old niece.

"The little girl was on the ground, and I looked,” Deck recalled. “And it looked like they were starting to do chest compressions on her, and I told the 911 operator that it looked like she wasn't able to breathe"

"The lady that was driving was sitting on the side of the curb,” said witness Terry Watts. “She was visibly upset, shook up."

The little girl was flown to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she underwent surgery for a stomach injury. The aunt suffered a broken arm.

Police say the car that side-swiped the woman is a white or silver Sedan, possibly a Honda. The driver is believed to be a Hispanic man with a sleeve-style tattoo on the left side of his arm. The car may have damage or paint marks on the right front quarter panel from contact with the victim's car.

"Anytime you're involved in a crash where there are significant injuries and you don't try to render any aid, you don't exchange license, you don't exchange insurance — this is a felony level offense,” explained Detective Greg Parker.

The little girl was wearing a lap belt but not her shoulder harness and led to her stomach injuries. She is recovering from surgery and may have to have additional surgery on her back but no long term concerns.

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