An SUV driven by a 52-year-old Los Alamos woman struck a 12-year-old Santa Fe County girl 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.
Deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun said the girl was taken to Los Alamos Medical Center where she 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.