Police looking for hit-and-run driver after teen hit

Police looking for hit-and-run driver after teen hit
Medics load a 14-year-old girl into an ambulance after she was hit by a driver who left the scene Friday night.

SALEM, Ore. – Two teenagers were crossing a street Friday night when a truck hit one of them and then took off, said Don Thomson, spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Thomson said the pickup truck hit a 14-year-old girl at about 7:45 p.m. while she and another girl were in a crosswalk at Lancaster Drive SE and Durbin Avenue SE.

Witnesses said the teens had the "walk" signal, Thomson said.

The girl who was hit was taken to Salem Hospital in unknown condition but Thomson said she was talking to paramedics.

The other girl was uninjured and was able to get out of the way of the truck because she saw it coming.

Thomson said the suspect’s truck is a tan mid-1980s, possibly Ford F-150 with rust and slightly raised and loud exhaust pipes.