Avondale girl hit by car is stable; police seek witness

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AVONDALE, Ariz. - A 12-year-old girl is in stable condition after she was hit by a car in Avondale Wednesday afternoon and police are asking for the the driver of a delivery van to contact them to be interviewed about the incident.

According to the Avondale Police Department, the girl was crossing Central Avenue eastbound at Madden Avenue while riding her bike. The vehicle in the curb lane stopped for her as she entered the roadway, but a Nissan Sentra traveling southbound on Central in the inside lane struck the girl.

The girl suffered head injuries and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Avondale police Detective Reuben Gonzales said the girl was alert on Thursday and her condition was upgraded to stable.

Gonzales said the girl was not wearing a bicycle helmet.

The driver of the Nissan remained on scene.

The investigation is ongoing so there is no word yet if any charges will be filed.

Police are asking that the driver of a white box-type delivery van similar to a FedEx delivery van contact the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7001 to be interviewed as a witness.