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The Today File

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October 3, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Police have recovered SUV that likely injured girl in Rainier Valley

Seattle police have located the SUV believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured a 7-year-old girl earlier this week.

The red Chevrolet Tahoe, which has been impounded and taken into evidence, was found on Wednesday within one mile of the accident, police said Friday morning.

Seattle Police Department spokesman Drew Fowler said the driver of the vehicle is still being sought and that detectives have “reason to believe that the registered owner of the vehicle was not the person who was driving it.”

The victim was struck by an SUV on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Genesee Street on Tuesday night.

Police had initially believed the girl was struck by two cars, but they were able to later determine it was only one vehicle, a red or maroon Tahoe that was seen speeding away after striking the child around 6:30 p.m.

The girl’s injuries were life-threatening, police said, and a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center said on Friday that she remained in serious condition in the hospital’s intensive-care unit.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call traffic-collision investigators at 206-684-8923.

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