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Kauai police are still looking for the driver who hit a 12-year-old and fled the scene

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HANAMAULU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 12-year-old girl was critically injured Thursday morning in a hit-and-run on Kauai, and police have still not publicly identified driver who may have struck the girl.

The girl was transported to the Queen's Medical Center on Oahu for treatment following the accident. Police say the crash happened at about 7 a.m., while the girl was on her way to school on Laukona Street in Hanamaulu.

By the time officers arrived, the driver who had struck the girl had already fled the scene.

The victim was identified by state Department of Education officials as a Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Student. A letter dated January 11 that was distributed to parents confirmed the accident and included safety tips for pedestrians who typically walk to work.  

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police.

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