Taxi hits girl, 9, in Amsterdam, flees the scene

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Paramedics and a police officer at the scene of an incident (Stock photo: Politie). (Paramedics and a police officer at the scene of an incident (Stock photo: Politie))

A 9-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident involving a taxi in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The police are looking for the taxi driver.

The accident happened at the intersection of Adimaal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat at around 9:30 a.m., the police said on Twitter. The numbers on the car's blue license plate are known to the police.

A trauma helicopter responded to the scene, according to RTL Nieuws. The girl was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. 

According to the broadcaster, the taxi also hit a cyclist shortly before hitting the little girl. The cyclist was not injured. 

Over the weekend a in the Dutch capital. Traffic and transport alderman Sharon Dijksma said she is and is speaking with taxi organizations in Amsterdam. 

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