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Reward Offered After Middle School Student Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run Crash

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A 13-year-old girl is in the hospital after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run early Monday morning. 

Secret Witness is now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the wanted suspect. 

Authorities say the driver was heading east on Silver Lake Road when the crash happened just before 7 a.m. They say the 13-year-old girl was using a pedestrian activated flasher and was making a safe crossing when the driver hit her. 

Officials tell us the girl is a student at O'Brien Middle School.

She was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Police are looking for a red Nissan passenger car.

Anyone with information on this is asked to call Reno Police at 775-334-2188 or Secret Witness at 322-4900, or text your tip to 847411. Your information will remain anonymous. The amount Secret Witness is offering hasn't yet been determined. 

Reno Police offer these safety tips as school gets back in session:

•         Slow down when entering the area of a school during your morning and evening commute
•         Don’t drop off or pick up your children across the street from their school
•         When school zone flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection
•         Always stop for crossing guards holding up stop signs
•         Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds, and in all residential areas
•         Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
•         Use your vehicles sun visor when the sun is obstructing your vision 

By exercising a little extra care and caution, motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and school buses can share the road safely in school zones in Northern Nevada.

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