An eight-year-old girl from Cremona, Alta., remains in critical condition after she was hit by a semi trailer Monday afternoon just outside of town.

Cremona, Alta.

RCMP say the truck was heading north on Highway 22 when the girl "suddenly" crossed the highway within a crosswalk.

The 27-year-old driver swerved to try to miss her but the girl was hit by the side of the truck, say RCMP.

The girl was transported by STARS air ambulance to the Alberta Children's Hospital.

Speed, alcohol and weather conditions are not considered to be factors in the crash. The investigation is still underway and no charges have yet been laid.