LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A 12-year-old Lafayette girl is recovering Thursday night after being injured in a hit-and-run incident right as trick-or-treating got underway on Halloween.
News 18 was on the scene right as the ambulance pulled away from the scene at 9th and Kossuth right around 6 p.m. As was reported on News 18 at 6, police asked for the public's help to find the female driver of a maroon-colored Ford Taurus with a shattered windshield. The car and driver were located within 30 minutes about a mile away.
Officers say the girl was hit by the car which was driving west on Kossuth around 5:30 p.m.
Police say she was taken to IU Health Arnett hospital and airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
As of late Thursday night, police were still talking to the driver and witnesses.
The girl is alert and conscious and expected to be okay.
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