8-year-old girl with autism hit by car after wandering outside of her Texas home

CYPRESS, Texas -- An 8-year-old girl with autism is in critical condition after she was hit by a vehicle in Cypress, Texas.

Deputies say the incident happened around 2:50 a.m. in the 11500 block of Huffmeister.

According to the sheriff's office, the child's mom had reported her daughter, who she said has autism, had left the house.

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Deputies say the incident happened around 2:50 a.m. at the 11500 block of Huffmeister.



The child reportedly wandered into the street and was hit by a Nissan Murano that was traveling north on Huffmeister. The driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old woman, stopped immediately and called 911.

The driver did not show signs of impairment and is cooperating with authorities.

Authorities say the 8-year-old suffered critical injuries and was taken by LifeFlight to the hospital, where she is currently in surgery.

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