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The girl was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (CBC)

A 17-year-old girl who was dropped off at Halifax West High School Tuesday morning was hit and injured by the same vehicle she'd just exited.

Halifax police said the girl and the driver were related. She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the 48-year-old driver was looking to his left before pulling away and thought the girl was walking behind the vehicle. The teen was actually in front and the driver couldn't stop in time.

A snowbank prevented the girl from jumping out of the way and she was knocked to the ground.

In a release, police said "no ticket was issued, given the circumstances."