- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say a wheelchair-bound woman was severely injured when she was struck by a car in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty section.

Public Safety Department spokeswoman Emily Schaffer says the accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Baum Boulevard and South Beatty Street.

Schaffer says the woman was in a designated crosswalk when a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit her, sending her and the wheelchair airborne.

The woman, who police haven’t identified, was in serious condition at UPMC Presbyterian. An 8-year-old child walking with the victim was uninjured.

Police tell KDKA-TV 38-year-old Clint Edelman was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and running a stop sign. Police say Edelman fled the scene but returned by the time officers arrived.

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