Police were interviewing a 58-year-old woman in a hit-and-run in Kent Thursday morning that left a 12-year-old girl hospitalized with serious injuries.
Around 7:45 a.m., police and firefighters responding to a call found the 12-year-old girl lying in the street with injuries.
The Kent Fire Department said the middle school student was riding her bike down the sidewalk when a car pulled out a parking lot without stopping. The girl was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where she was last reported in stable condition.
The driver of the car left the scene, but witnesses were able to give Kent police a description of the vehicle, along with the vehicle's license plate number. Investigators tracked down the vehicle and identified a family member of the driver. With the family's help, they contacted the driver at her workplace.
She turned herself in to Kent police, who were interviewing her and inspecting her vehicle. Investigators will determine whether weather or visibility may have contributed to the collision.
Our goal is to have a complete picture of events leading to this collision before we make a decision on charges, Kent Assistant Police Chief Pat Lowery said in a released statement.