Authorities are looking for the driver who left the scene after hitting and seriously injuring a 13-year-old New Port Richey girl, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Brena Carter, 13, was crossing U.S. 19 at Avery Road about 4 p.m. Friday when a northbound driver struck her. The driver, who was in a red, late-model Toyota Camry, then made a u-turn and headed south without stopping. Carter was taken to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. She was in serious but stable condition Saturday morning, the FHP said.
Anyone who saw or has information about the incident can call the Highway Patrol at 813-631-4020.