• 12-year-old killed in hit and run case
  • The driver fled the spot after hitting the girl
  • The child succumbed to injuries at the hospital

A 12-year-old girl was killed after a speeding vehicle hit her while she was crossing the road. The girl was hit at an intersection in Alameda County, California, Monday afternoon.

The victim was crossing the road with her younger sister at the Crow Canyon Road and Manter Road intersection in Alameda County at around 3.30 p.m. local time (6.30 p.m. EST) when the incident occurred, reports suggested.

After the collision, it was reported that the driver had initially slowed down but had then fled the spot. The child was taken to Children’s hospital in Oakland where it was determined that the victim had suffered life-threatening injuries and had succumbed to them.

The Alameda County Fire Department tweeted about the incident and stated that the emergency services had responded to the scene and that the child was taken to the hospital after the accident. California Highway Patrol told the media that the children were walking home from a nearby elementary school.

The authorities told the local media that the suspect had fled in a black Ford F-150 pickup truck and was described as a white or Hispanic male around 25-35 years of age. The officers added that they were investigating the surveillance tapes in the area to identify the suspect.

The investigations in the case are underway. The victim’s name was not revealed in the case.

In a similar incident of hit and run case, a detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was hit by a car after helping a pedestrian cross the road. The incident occurred earlier in January and the officer was off-duty at the time. The officer involved, Detective Amber Leist, was reportedly returning to her vehicle after helping the pedestrian when she was hit by another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had stopped and helped take the detective to the hospital but she could not be saved.

Canada hit-and-run
A Surete du Quebec (SQ) officer investigates an overturned vehicle in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec October 20, 2014. Two Canadian soldiers were injured in a hit-and-run in the province of Quebec on Monday by a male driver who was later shot by police officers, said a spokesman for the Surete du Quebec, the provincial police force. Reuters/Christinne Muschi