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12-Year-Old Novato Girl Dies After Being Hit By SUV

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Police say a 12-year-old girl was hit by this SUV near Novato Blvd. and Sandy Creek Way on September 27, 2012. (CBS)

Police say a 12-year-old girl was hit by this SUV near Novato Blvd. and Sandy Creek Way on September 27, 2012. (CBS)

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NOVATO (CBS SF) – A young girl who collided with an SUV while riding a bicycle in Novato Thursday afternoon has died from her injuries, Novato police said.

The 12-year-old girl was riding her bike west on Novato Boulevard shortly before 3 p.m. when she collided with the SUV traveling east on the same road around Sandy Creek Way, near San Marin High School.

The girl was transported in critical condition to Novato Community Hospital and then flown to Children’s Hospital Oakland where she died around 5:30 p.m.

The driver of the SUV stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation. Police said it does not appear that the man was intoxicated or committed any traffic violations.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

KCBS’s Jeffery Schaub reports that the girl had moved to the neighborhood near San Marin High School appoximately two weeks ago.

Police are continuing to investigate the collision along with the Marin County Sheriff’s coroner’s office.

Any witnesses to the crash have been asked to call Novato police at (415) 897-1122.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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