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Girl struck by SUV on Diamond

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Accident: Victim was taken to LAMC with moderate injuries

By Carol A. Clark

An SUV driven by a 51-year-old Los Alamos woman struck a 12-year-old girl from Española in a crosswalk on Diamond Drive near the Los Alamos Golf Course Friday afternoon.

Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson said the accident occurred about 4:10 p.m. According to deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun,  the girl was taken to Los Alamos Medical Center and was treated for contusions and lacerations.

“It was a fairly serious accident,” Nickerson said.

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy said his officers are investigating the cause of the accident.

“It appears the girl was crossing the street and a woman driving down Diamond hit her,” Torpy said. “From what I understand, the young girl sustained some bumps and bruises. We are investigating the incident so we can’t say yet whether there will be any citations, we can say we don’t believe alcohol was a factor.”

Purtymun said more details about the accident will be released next week pending the investigation.