Police say a teenage girl was seriously injured after she was hit by a car in midtown Tucson Monday morning. 

The girl was hit at the intersection of Grant Road and Alvernon Way before 7 a.m., said Officer Ray Smith, a Tucson Police Department spokesman. The crash closed the intersection for several hours. 

Police say the girl was in a crosswalk with a light, but she walked against the light when she didn't have the right-of-way. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation.

No other information was available at this time. 

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Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.