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Mother and toddler attacked by hit-and-run driver flee traffic stop in Queens

A mother and young daughter were injured Wednesday after being run over by a driver while fleeing a traffic stop in Queens, police said. rice field.

A 28-year-old woman was pushing her 2-year-old child into a strollerwhen the accident occurred shortly after 5:00 pm. Near Wyckoff Avenue and George Street in Ridgewood, police said.

Her mother injured her knee and her daughter injured her wrist. A 35-year-old man unrelated to her mother and daughter suffered leg injuries. All three were taken to Wyckoff Hospital.

Prior to the hit-and-run, a police officer stopped the driver, saw that his driver's license had been suspended, and ordered him out of the vehicle to arrest him.

Then he stepped on the accelerator and hit the victim. Officers at the scene helped the victim instead of chasing the driver, police said.

The suspect's car was later found in Brooklyn, but the driver is still on the run.