Baltimore County Police identify suspected driver in hit-and-run that left 3-year-old girl injured

Baltimore County police have identified and charged a man they believe struck and injured a 3-year-old girl while driving in Middle River on Sunday.

According to police, Michael William Houston Burns, 46, of the unit block of Walkway Court, was driving a white Hyundai Elantra in the unit block of Right Wing Drive at about 6:10 p.m., when the girl ran into the road from between parked cars and he allegedly hit her.

Police said witnesses saw the man stop briefly after the accident and said he did not see the girl. He then fled the scene, according to police.

The girl was taken to a hospital with a suspected broken leg, according to police. She is expected to survive.

Police said Burns was located and arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday, near the scene of the hit-and-run crash, after a resident called 911 to report seeing the suspect’s vehicle.

Burns is charged with hit-and-run crash charges as well as driving on a suspended license. Police said he is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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