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A TEENAGE girl was hit in the face by a passing vehicle while she waiting to cross the road.

The 15-year-old was standing on the kerb side of Tempest Avenue, Waterlooville, preparing to cross when she was struck by either a passing skip lorry or a van of some description.

She was hit in the face but the driver of the vehicle did not stop.

She was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, for treatment but has now been discharged.

It happened at around 8.40am on Friday as the teenager made her way to the Westbrook Centre.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are now appealing for witnesses following the incident.

They believe the driver may not have realised what happened.

PC Neville Johnson, of Fratton Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘We would like to speak to the driver of the lorry so we can piece together exactly what happened.

‘We are also keen to speak to the parents of a young boy who may have witnessed the incident and who have not yet spoken to the police.’

Anyone with information should contact PC Johnson on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0845 045 45 45.