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With Buffalo police still trying to track down the driver who severely injured Xayeliz Alicea late Sunday night just a week before her third birthday, another three-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she “darted into the street” and was struck by a southbound car on Sprenger Avenue near Doat Street about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Michael DeGeorge, spokesman for the police department, said the male driver of the car involved in Tuesday’s incident remained at the scene and will not be charged.

DeGeorge confirmed that witnesses told Ferry-Fillmore District police officers the little girl, whose name was not disclosed, “darted out” into the street. She is being treated at Women and Children’s Hospital for what DeGeorge described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Xayeliz Alicea is also at Women and Children’s Hospital but is in critical condition with a severe brain injury and possibly paralysis she suffered when struck by a southbound hit and run driver on Floss Avenue about 9 p.m. Sunday.