WATERVILLE — A 12-year-old girl was injured Monday morning near Waterville Junior High School after a driver didn’t see her on the crosswalk across West River Road and hit her, according to police.

The driver, a 16-year-old boy, appeared to be obeying all traffic laws and isn’t charged with any crime, according to Deputy Chief Bill Bonney. Police aren’t releasing names of either person because they are both minors.

The girl, who is a junior high student, was walking on a crosswalk to the school’s parking lot and was passing between two cars, as one waited to turn left into the parking lot, holding up traffic behind it, Bonney said. When the girl came out on the other side of the cars, the driver of a 2009 black Honda hadn’t seen her and didn’t have time to stop, Bonney said.

A rescue crew and police responded to a 7:14 a.m. report of the accident.

The girl complained of leg pain and was taken to Inland Hospital in Waterville as a precaution, Bonney said. The driver of the Honda was not speeding, so the injuries were minor, Bonney said.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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