Prayer vigil held for Bridgeport hit-and-run victim Diamond Battle

The family of a 6-year-old Bridgeport girl who was struck by a hit-and-run driver earlier this week held a prayer vigil for her recovery. Diamond

Battle is currently listed in critical condition, having suffered massive trauma to her internal organs.

Battle is currently listed in critical condition, having suffered massive trauma to her internal organs. (5/31/13)

BRIDGEPORT - The family of a 6-year-old Bridgeport girl who was struck by a hit-and-run driver earlier this week held a prayer vigil for her recovery.

Diamond Battle was hit near Washington and Highland avenues on Monday. Police say she was walking with her aunt when a light-colored SUV clipped both of them and never stopped. They add that Battle's aunt, Bennie Mae Smith, was not seriously injured and is expected to make a full recovery.

Battle is currently listed in critical condition, having suffered massive trauma to her internal organs, but family members say she is improving.

Meanwhile, the Bridgeport school system has set up a fund to raise money for her medical expenses.
 

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