Slow-speed hit-and-run crash hurts girl outside Cabrillo High

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who fled after running into a 15-year-old girl outside Cabrillo High School Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The vehicle was moving at a low speed when it hit the girl, but she complained of some pain to her legs and her mother decided to take her to the hospital, Long Beach police spokesman Ben Hearst said.

The driver kept going after the crash, which happened around 7:30 a.m. on Santa Fe Avenue near 20th Street, according to Hearst.

There wasn’t any description of the car or driver immediately available. Police are still investigating.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.