A 12-year-old girl is now in critical condition after she was hit by a Mercedes Benz as she walked around a double-parked car at a Washington Heights corner.
In the initial investigation conducted by NYPD, due to the hit, the victim was thrown several feet in the air after she was hit on Audubon Ave. and W. 170th St. about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
The police said the girl was crossing the crosswalk but did not have a green light when she stepped in front of a double-parked van.
The police added that at the same moment, the Mercedes driver, who had the light, zipped around the double-parked van and slammed into the child, sending her flying.
The victim suffered a massive head injury after the incident and was speedily brought to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for immediate medical treatment.
The police immediately arrested the 40-year-old driver of the Mercedes Benz after the incident.