Teen recovering from auto accident
March 9, 2007
The high school girl hit by a car Thursday sustained a broken leg and other injuries, but none are life-threatening, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper James Farmer.
“I just spoke to her,” he said Friday. “She will remain at the hospital for a few days.”
Farmer would not reveal the victim’s name because she is a juvenile and there are some other issues, he said.
Carson City resident Jana Richmond was northbound in the right lane in a blue Chevrolet Malibu sedan when she reportedly struck the girl, according to Sgt. Blair Harkleroad of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The 17-year-old girl was helicoptered to Reno after being hit while crossing Highway 88 near Douglas High School around 9:40 a.m., according to Highway Patrol reports.
An investigation is ongoing and when completed, the District Attorney’s office will determine if any charges will be filed, Farmer said.
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