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Teen girl struck by car in Kuna

Posted at 1:13 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 19:18:04-04

KUNA, Idaho — A 16-year-old girl has suffered what authorities say appear to be serious injuries after she was hit by a car in the W. Avalon Street/N. School Avenue intersection in Kuna Monday afternoon.

Paramedics took the girl to a local hospital for treatment. Her condition has not been released.

Witnesses told Kuna Police officers that a car was going eastbound on W. Avalon Street around 2:30 p.m. when a girl, who was walking her dog, stepped into the intersection from the southeast corner and was hit by the car.

“Initial information indicates the girl was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash,” said Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Patrick Orr.

“The force of the impact threw the girl down the street. The dog was also injured in the crash. Witnesses to the crash called 9-1-1. Kuna Police and Ada County Paramedics arrived moments later,” he said.

The car was badly damaged by the crash. The 70-year-old male driver of the car did not appear to sustain any serious injury.

“The intersection is a two-way stop. East and westbound traffic on Avalon does not have stop signs. The speed limit drops from 35 to 25 mph for eastbound traffic on Avalon just before the intersection,” Orr explained.

The crash is still under investigation. No citations or charges have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.