Sheriff's Office: 15-year-old girl hit by car while crossing street on the way to school

A 15-year-old girl has serious injuries after she was hit by a car while crossing the road Tuesday morning. 

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The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the intersection of Leeland Road and Amherst Avenue at 8:51 a.m. for a report of a pedestrian accident. 

The roadway was closed for about an hour and a half while the scene was processed. 

The investigation revealed that the 15-year-old student was trying to cross the road at the intersection to get a ride to school with a friend. Unfortunately, she stepped into the path of a Ford Focus headed south on Leeland Road and was hit. 

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The driver of the Focus stopped at the scene and called 911. The teen was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. 

No charges are being filed in this incident.