By: Rachael Perry

Email: rperry@abc6.com

Twitter: @RachaelABC6

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A young girl was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car early Wednesday evening.

Police told ABC6 News a 7-year-old girl was on the sidewalk on Greenwich Ave., when she was hit by a black SUV. 

Witnesses said the car was speeding and ran through a stop sign before hitting the child. 

The driver, only identified as a 47 year-old man, was arrested on scene. It's believed he was impaired at the time of the crash. 

An investigation has been launched. No further information is available.

ABC6 News will update you as soon as new information becomes available. 

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