A 3-year-old girl is in stable condition after she was struck by a car in Worcester Thursday, according to Worcester police.

Police said they responded to a report of a child hit by a car on Ames Street around 5:45 p.m. 

When officers arrived, the 3-year-old girl was conscious and alert. She was treated at the scene and then taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Due to the nature of the scene, the Worcester Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and conducted an investigation.

According to police, the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Police identified the driver as a 57-year-old woman from Douglas.

The preliminary investigation showed the woman was driving north on Ames Street when the girl ran out into the street and into the path of the car.

The girl was hit by the lower driver’s side front bumper, and was thrown approximately 16 feet forward.

Police said the girl is in stable condition with head and face trauma, and her injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

The investigation is ongoing, and no citations have been issued at this time.

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