ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – 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.