6-year-old, aunt critically hurt in Bridgeport hit-and-run

Bridgeport police are investigating after a woman and her 6-year-old niece were critically hurt when they were hit by a car last night. It happened

A woman and her 6-year-old niece were hit crossing Washington Avenue.

A woman and her 6-year-old niece were hit crossing Washington Avenue. (5/28/13)

BRIDGEPORT - A hit-and-run in Bridgeport last night critically injured a 61-year-old woman and her 6-year-old niece.

The crash happened at around 9 p.m. as the victims were crossing Washington Avenue. Police and witnesses say the driver did not stop.

Authorities hope a surveillance video released from the scene of the incident will help them track down a suspect.

The vehicle has been described by witnesses as a large, light-colored SUV with a black bumper and a missing right-side front mirror. It was last seen heading north on Washington Avenue toward Catherine Street.

Both victims are listed in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital. Their identities have not yet been released.

The incident is the third hit-and-run accident in Bridgeport involving a child in four weeks.

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