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Driver charged after girl, four, hurt in 'hit and run'

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Image caption A 19-year-old Oxford man has been charged with perverting the course of justice and failing to stop after an accident

A man has been charged after a four-year-old girl was injured in an apparent hit-and-run crash.

The child was thrown across the car's bonnet when she was hit at about 16:15 GMT in Oxford on 22 February, police said.

She was struck in Mortimer Road, near to its junction with Nowell Road.

A 19-year-old Oxford man has been charged with perverting the course of justice and failing to stop after an accident.

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The accused has also been charged with four counts of driving without a licence, four counts of driving without insurance, and failing to report an accident.

He has been remanded in custody, and ordered to appear before Oxford Magistrates' Court on 1 April.

The girl received cuts, bruises and abrasions and was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital and has since been discharged.

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