16-year-old girl seriously injured in Worcester hit-and-run

She is expected to survive, police say.

Worcester police are investigating a hit-and-run that sent a 16-year-old girl to the hospital with serious injuries, including broken bones, Wednesday morning.

The teen was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Burncoat and Melrose streets at about 6:45 a.m. when a black sedan struck her and did not stop, according to a release. The sedan was traveling east toward Melrose Street. 

Officers and paramedics stopped traffic to treat the teen, and she was transported to a hospital, according to the release. 

“The victim suffered serious injuries, including broken bones, but is expected to survive,” police said.

Police are continuing to investigate the hit-and-run. Those with information can call the Worcester Police Crash Reconstruction Unit at 508-799-8674 or text 274637 TIPWPD.