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Toddler hit by car in Northeast Portland driveway expected to survive

The 15-month-old girl was taken to the hospital with in critical condition. On Saturday, police said she has been stabilized and will likely survive.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A toddler was critically hurt when she was hit by a car that was backing out of a driveway in Northeast Portland Friday afternoon. 

Around 3:50 p.m., officers got a call about a 15-month-old girl who'd been hit by a car along Northeast 81st Avenue between Thompson and Tillamook streets in the Madison South neighborhood, Portland police said in a news release. 

Investigators said the girl appears to have followed her uncle to the driveway as he was getting ready to leave, and he accidentally ran over her while backing out. 

The girl was taken to a hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, but on Saturday police said she has been stabilized and will likely survive. 

The uncle stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Police said they did not recommend any charges.