DENTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating how a 3-year-old girl was struck by a car and seriously injured in Denton.

WBOC-TV reports police were called to the driveway of a house on Friday evening.

Police say James Michael Ray Alton Jr., 25, told investigators he accidentally struck the 3-year-old girl while she was playing behind his vehicle. The toddler was flown to Johns Hopkins medical center for treatment.

Police say charges against the driver are pending.

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