A 5-year-old girl was critically injured Friday night in a hit-and-run, Salt Lake City police say.
The girl was crossing 400 South at 1000 West at about 9:40 p.m. Friday when she was struck by a vehicle, which did not stop, according to Sgt. Robin Snyder.
The child apparently was leaving a friend's house and going to her own home, she said.
Because the girl was not in a crosswalk, the driver — assuming the case did not involve drunken driving or some other traffic violation — would not have been in legal trouble had he or she stopped, Snyder said. Now the driver is facing a felony charge for fleeing the scene, she said.