GEORGETOWN — A 12-year-old girl was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash Monday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. The child was a passenger on an ATV.
The ATV was pulling out from a private driveway onto Shingle Point Road at approximately 11 a.m. when it was struck by another vehicle, authorities said. The other vehicle’s driver attempted to avoid a collision, but the ATV was struck in the rear, according to DSP.
Police said the girl was ejected from the ATV and collided with the asphalt pavement of Shingle Point Road. She was transported by helicopter to an area hospital in critical condition.
Two other juveniles were on the ATV at the time of impact in the area of 18000 Shingle Point Road, police said. No other injuries were reported.
On Wednesday, DSP identified the driver of the other vehicle that left the scene as a 44-year-old Georgetown man. No charges have been filed at this time, authorities said.
This collision remains under investigation, DSP said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl./1 W. Wyatt Bullock by calling 856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.