June 3, 2019 11:24 am
Updated: June 3, 2019 8:29 pm

Teen taken to Calgary hospital after being hit by truck

WATCH: A 16-year-old girl is in hospital after being struck by an SUV in southwest Calgary. Cami Kepke reports.

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Calgary police are investigating after a teenage girl was hit by a truck near Central Memorial High School on Monday.

Emergency crews were called to the 5100 block of 21 Street S.W. at around 8 a.m.

Police said it appears the victim was in a crosswalk when she was hit.

EMS said the victim was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition. Police said as of 2:30 p.m. the girl was in critical condition.

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In a statement emailed to Global News on Monday, the Calgary Board of Education said students and teachers were told of the incident on Monday morning and given the opportunity to talk about it in class.

“The Calgary Board of Education Critical Incident Response Team and teachers are available for any students that require additional support,” the statement read.

“We are grateful to EMS and the first responders for their response. We wish the student a speedy recovery.”

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The driver remained at the scene.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

The incident caused the closure of 50 Avenue S.W. between 20 and 22 Street S.W.

– With files from Cami Kepke

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