14-Year-old in critical condition after being hit by car in PhoenixPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- A 14-year-old boy was rushed to a Phoenix hospital after being hit by a car Friday morning.
It happened just after 6:30 a.m. at 39th and Southern avenues.
According to police officers on the scene, the victim got off a city bus, went around the back of the bus and then tried to run across the Southern Avenue. That's when 2003 silver Nissan Altima hit the teen.
The driver of that car, a 23-year-old woman, did stop and stay at the scene.
It's not clear where the accident was in relation to the crosswalk.
The teen was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Police have not released any details about the victim or the driver.
The case is under investigation, but Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department said it does not look like impairment was a factor.
Southern Avenue was closed at 39th Avenue while police conducted their on-site investigation. The street has since reopened.