13-year-old Carson City girl injured in pedestrian accident
At 3:03 p.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Fire responded to reports of a 13-year-old girl who was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Carson and 10th Streets.
The girl, a student at Carson Middle School, was struck by a northbound vehicle while running in the crosswalk, and is determined to be in critical condition, but also considered not to have life threatening injuries, law enforcement said.
She was Care Flighted to Renown Health Center.
According to law enforcement, the girl was running in the crosswalk when the driver, going about 30 mph, tried to switch from the fast lane to the slow lane, but didn’t see the girl in time.
Due to the severity of the accident, the Sheriff’s Office has requested the Nevada Highway Patrol to take the lead in the investigation. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time and no citations or arrests have been made.