Police: Girl seriously injured in Fort Collins hit-and-run; suspect in custody

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — An alleged hit-and-run driver was taken into custody Tuesday after she reportedly struck and seriously injured a 14-year-old girl, the Fort Collins Police Department said.

The incident happened about 1:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Orchard Place and Timber Lane, police said.

The 14-year-old girl was crossing the street and was struck by the suspect’s 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser. The driver initially stayed at the scene scene but fled before officers arrived.

The suspect, 21-year-old Samantha Bush, was arrested Tuesday morning at her workplace after finding her vehicle with front-end damage. She was charged with felony failure to give notice or render aid, and misdemeanor counts of careless driving resulting in injury and false reporting to authorities.

The girl was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital then was transferred to Children’s Medical Center in Denver with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to cal Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.