From the Daily News:
A 2-year-old Queens girl who neighbors say wanders the streets alone was struck and seriously injured by an apparent hit-and-run driver, police said.
Jaylein Peralta was struck Friday night after she sneaked out of her 85th St. house in Ozone Park while her oblivious adult relatives were eating dinner. The girl - who slipped out with an 18-month-old boy - walked about a half block to Rockaway Blvd.
Neighbors said it wasn't the first time that Jaylein wandered the streets unsupervised.
"I'm surprised she didn't get hit sooner," said Ravi Persaud, 40, who lives nearby. "I've almost hit her myself a few times."
Luz Laureano said she saw Jaylein - hungry, shoeless and wearing a Dora the Explorer night shirt - wandering around the neighborhood last month.
"I don't know how they let this happen again," said Laureano, 40. "They need to keep a better eye on that girl."