Long Beach police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian near Washington Middle School that sent a 13-year-old girl to the hospital with minor injuries, Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Police responded to the crash shortly before 4 p.m. near 14th Street and Pacific Avenue, where they found a girl that had been struck by a vehicle, Lt. James Richardson said.
The girl had been “grazed” by a pickup truck and had minor injuries, according to Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Matt Dobberpuhl.
“Just to be safe, she was transported to a local hospital,” Dobberpuhl said.
The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, according to Richardson.
“The cause of the crash is under investigation and it is unknown at this time if the minor was in a marked crosswalk,” Richardson said.
Valerie Osier is a breaking news reporter for the Long Beach Post. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @ValerieOsier
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