Teen girl recovering after being struck by car in Stafford Co.

A 15-year-old girl is in the hospital after being struck by a car in Stafford County, Virginia, on Tuesday.

According to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to the incident shortly before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Leeland Road and Amherst Avenue near Fredericksburg.

Authorities said a 15-year-old student attempted to cross Leeland Road to Amherst Avenue to get a ride to school with an acquaintance.

The student stepped into the path of a Ford Focus headed southbound on Leeland Road and was struck.

The driver stayed at the scene and called 911.

The student was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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