Two girls struck by hit-and-run driver on Northwest Side

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CHICAGO — Two girls were hit by a driver on the city’s Northwest Side.

It happened at about 8:00 a.m. Tuesday in the 3400 block of North Austin in the Dunning neighborhood.

The girls are 7 and 14 years old.

The 7-year-old is hospitalized in serious condition. There’s no information yet on the 14-year-old.

Police say the driver fled the scene but was taken into custody a short distance away.

Charges are pending.