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  • The driver who police say struck a 14-year-old girl crossing the street in Brooklyn has been taken into custody[hhmc]

  • Julia Litmonovich, 49, was taken into custody on Wednesday, the NYPD said[hhmc]

  • The teen was taken to Maimonides Hospital with bruising to her torso and leg, police said[hhmc]

The driver who police say struck a 14-year-old girl crossing the street in Brooklyn, then fled when a witness called 911, has been taken into custody, officials say.

Julia Litmonovich, 49, was taken into custody on Wednesday, the NYPD said. She is charged with reckless endangerment, assault, reckless driving, fail to yield to a pedestrian, failure to exercise due care and speeding.

Police said a woman was driving a black Dodge Challenger on 47th Street in Sunset Park on March 27 at 4 p.m. when she struck the teenager in the crosswalk. Video shows the girl being thrown into the intersection.

The driver got out of the car to check on the girl, police said, but then fled when someone called 911.

Driver Struck 14-Year-Old Girl in Brooklyn, Then Fled: NYPD

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