8-year-old hit by truck in critical condition

An 8-year-old girl was in critical condition Friday night after she was hit by a truck in a crosswalk in North Las Vegas.

Police responded at 8:53 p.m. to the crash at Commerce Street and Kraft Avenue, near Lone Mountain Road, and found the girl suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The girl was crossing Commerce with her uncle, 43, when she was struck by a northbound gray Ford truck. The girl was taken to University Medical Center. The uncle was not injured.

The 47-year-old driver of the truck stayed at the scene and was not injured. Police do not believe alcohol was a factor.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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