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Teen recovering from auto accident

by Susie Vasquez

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.

Susie Vasquez can be reached at svasquez@recordcourier.com or 782-5121, ext. 211.