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.