17-year-old girl suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by Phoenix driver

A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured after being struck by a driver in Phoenix on Monday, Dec. 21, the police department said.

At around 1 p.m., officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Bell Road for reports of a driver hitting a person.

There they found the teen with serious, life-threatening injuries. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police say, adding speed or impairment are not factors in the crash.

"Investigators learned the 17-year-old was not in a cross-walk and disregarded the traffic signal at the time of the collision," read an updated statement released by Phoenix Police on the night of Dec. 21.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.