2-year-old in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 2-year-old girl was struck by a car in north St. Louis at around 7:30 pm Wednesday.

It happened at the corner of Penrose and Clarence Avenue.

The girl's uncle, Clifford Winston, said the family was getting out of their car, returning from a graduation ceremony, when the girl ran across the street to catch up with her older brother.

A white Ford Taurus was traveling on Penrose and struck her.

Winston said the impact sent her airborne and when she landed on the pavement, she was unconscious and not breathing. A nurse in the area ran to her aid to begin CPR and had the girl breathing by the time an ambulance arrived.

The girl was rushed to a local hospital.

The driver stayed on the scene and was cooperating with police.

A GoFundMe fund has been set-up to help the family with expenses.