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AURORA, Colo. -- What originally looked like a traffic incident is now turning into a criminal investigation after a 14-year-old was hit by a car and then dropped off at a 7-Eleven convenience store Thursday morning.

Aurora police spokesperson Frank Fania said the girl was crossing the street at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Laredo Street when she was struck by the vehicle.

After picking up the girl and ushering her into the vehicle, the driver attempted to take her to a hospital. When the girl refused, the driver dropped her off at a nearby 7-Eleven. The girl suffered minor bumps and bruises with no major injuries.

Fania said the case was initially being handled by the Aurora Police Department's traffic division, but has since been taken over by the Crimes Against Children’s Unit.

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