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A 5-year-old girl, her mother and another woman were critically injured late last night by a hit-and-run driver who rammed into them on a Northeast Baltimore street, police said.

The accident occurred about 11:30 p.m. while the three victims were crossing the 4900 block of Sinclair Lane near Parkside Gardens Apartments, police said.

A well-dressed man driving a smoke-gray, or black, BMW was heading south on Sinclair Lane at high speed and struck the pedestrians, police said.

The mother and her child were thrown over the hood and struck the windshield, police said, the impact knocking them out of their shoes, breaking the car's windshield and heavily damaging its front end.

The man was able to speed away and was last seen driving south on Edison Highway, police said.

One of the girl's bloodied white tennis shoes was in the middle of the road as investigators searched the accident scene -- directly in front of the Police Department's Northeastern District community police office -- for evidence.

The girl was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said, adding that her condition was grave. The two adults were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where they were in critical condition, police said.

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