A man has admitted driving without due care and attention after a girl was hit by a car.
The girl was struck on King Street in Maldon, Essex, on Sunday evening and flown to a hospital in London, where she remains with serious injuries.
Joseph Oliver, 29, of no fixed address, admitted driving without due care and attention but denied failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
A trial at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court was set for 13 November.
A 27-year-old man who was also arrested has been told he will face no further action in relation to a number of driving offences.
He was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug and has been released under investigation in connection with this.