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Pedestrian struck on hospital hill

A 14-year-old girl is in hospital in Vernon after she was struck by a vehicle on hospital hill Thursday afternoon.

The collision occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m.

According to police the girl was trying to cross Highway 97 near Vernon Jubilee Hospital when she was hit.

Police indicate the driver of the vehicle, who is cooperating with authorities, did not see the girl until the last moment.

The girl was taken to VJH with what were thought initially to be quite serious injuries. Police now say those injuries don't appear to be as serious.

The girl is still being evaluated in hospital.

Southbound traffic on Hwy. 97 was backed up through Vernon as emergency personnel attended the victim. The two lanes heading south were closed for a short period of time.

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