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‘Extreme injuries’ as two 16-year-old girls struck in Meadowview hit-and-run, police say

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Police are seeking a hit-and-run suspect after two 16-year-old girls were struck and seriously injured Wednesday night in Meadowview.

Officers responded just after 8:30 p.m. to reports of a collision near John Still Drive and Hemford Circle, according to a news release by the Sacramento Police Department.

It was determined that two pedestrians walking northbound on John Still Drive were hit by a vehicle driving eastbound on that road, police said. Based on witness statements, police believe the vehicle fled eastbound on John Still Drive.

The two pedestrians were transported by fire personnel to a local hospital. Sacramento police spokesman Officer Marcus Basquez said one of the victims is being treated for “extreme injuries” while the other was in stable condition as of Thursday morning.

After officials initially indicated that the pedestrians were males, spokeswoman Officer Linda Matthew said later Thursday morning that both victims were actually 16-year-old girls.

Police have described the suspect vehicle as a “Nissan type vehicle.” Basquez said no further identifying details on the vehicle were available as of Thursday morning. The investigation remains active.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Sacramento police dispatch at 916-808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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