A 7-year-old Madison girl suffered serious injuries but is stabilizing at Morristown Medical Center after being hit by a car Thursday night on Park Avenue in the borough, police said Friday.
The girl, whose name was not released by police, was with her 10-year-old sister at the time and police believe she might have tried to cross Park Avenue to return to her Kinney Street home, Sgt. John Keymer said.
The car was traveling westbound, toward Columbia Turnpike, and the girl apparently was hit after she stepped off the curb to cross the county road to get to Kinney Street, police said. There is no crosswalk at the location.
The driver, Pasqualina Alloca, 45, of Madison, told police she did not see the child, but stopped after she heard a thud and saw the girl in her rearview mirror.
The girl was struck by the passenger side headlight area of the car.
Speed was not a factor, Keymer said. The accident is under investigation. No summonses have been issued at this time.