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Police: Teenage girl hospitalized after being struck by car in west Phoenix

Posted at 9:24 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 09:29:56-05

A teenage girl is in extremely critical condition after being struck by a car in west Phoenix.

Police were called to the area of 72nd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road around 5 p.m. after receiving reports of a car accident involving a pedestrian.

According to a police spokesperson, the 16-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. 

Police say witnesses reported that the girl entered the crosswalk abruptly and tried to run across in front of approaching cars. One vehicle was able to stop in time, however, another hit her. 

The driver remained at the scene. It is not believed that impairment was a factor in the crash.

No additional information was immediately available and an investigation is ongoing. Stay with ABC15 News, ABC15 Mobile and for the latest information.