Witnesses sought after child hurt in hit-and-run in New Westminster

Police say an 11-year-old girl was hit by a car and injured last Thursday while she was in a crosswalk at 12th Street and 7th Avenue around 5 p.m. PT.
Police in New Westminster, B.C., are appealing for witnesses in a hit-and-run that left an 11-year-old girl injured last week. (CBC)

Police in New Westminster, B.C., are asking for any witnesses to come forward after a child was struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident last week. 

The 11-year-old girl was hit last Thursday while she was in a crosswalk at 12th Street and 7th Avenue around 5 p.m. PT, according to a release from the police department. 

Police say the girl suffered non-life threatening injuries.

"This hit-and-run happened in very thick fog," said the release, adding police are urging drivers to be careful in treacherous conditions. 

The vehicle involved is believed to be a silver or grey SUV with possible damage to the passenger-side mirror. 

Witnesses are asked to contact the police department at 604-525-5411.