Teenage pedestrian struck on Vernon’s Hospital Hill

A teenage pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Hospital Hill (32nd Street) Thursday afternoon

A teenage pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Hospital Hill (32nd Street) Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 2:30 p.m.

According to Vernon RCMP, the 14-year-old girl  ran out onto the road in front of a vehicle.

The driver saw the girl at the last second and swerved to avoid hitting her.

It’s believed the girl was struck by the passing vehicle’s side mirror.

Police said the girl was unresponsive for a period of time.

She was taken by emergency health services personnel to Vernon Jubilee Hospital and was responding. Her injuries were undetermined at The Morning Star’s press deadline.

The driver of the vehicle was cooperating with the police investigation.

Traffic was being detoured around the scene as police investigated the accident.