12-Year-Old Girl Hit by Minivan Near School

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A 12-year-old girl was hit by a minivan near her school in Manchester this morning and she has been transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to be treated for a leg injury.

Police said the girl is a student at Illing Middle School and witnesses told officers she unexpectedly darted into the road and was crossing East Middle Turnpike, east of the Brookfield Street intersection, when she was hit by a Chrysler minivan.

Police said the girl was not in a crosswalk, the pedestrian controls were not activated when she was hit and the traffic light was green as the driver who hit the girl was traveling through the intersection.

Police responded to the intersection just before 8 a.m. and said the 12-year-old sustained a non-life-threatening leg injury. She is in stable condition.

The driver was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation, police said. The minivan sustained minor damage.

The Manchester Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating and police are asking witnesses to call Officer Augusto at 860-645-5560.

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