News: Teen struck by hit-and-run driver while walking dog in Marion County


MARION COUNTY, FL – A teenage girl was injured after being struck by a car in Marion County, and a search is continuing for the driver involved.

The Ocala News reports the incident happened Sept. 11 on State Road 40 near SW 185th Road at about 10:05 p.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 15-year-old victim was walking her dog on the southbound paved shoulder of the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle that traveled onto the shoulder.

An investigation indicated that the driver stopped briefly on the shoulder but then left the scene without providing any help or information.

The girl was seriously injured and taken to UF Health Shands Hospital.

The FHP described the vehicle they are looking for as a dark-colored 2018-2024 GMC Terrain with a missing right-side mirror and possible damage to its right side.  Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers.

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