Police seek driver in Newton hit-and-run

Newton police are looking for a driver who struck a 11-year-old girl in Newton Saturday night, then fled.

The girl, a Connecticut resident in Newton Centre with her cousin, was crossing Beacon Street near the 800 block just after 9 p.m. when a driver turning right from Centre Street hit her, said Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker, a Newton police spokesman.


The driver did not stop after hitting the girl, and ran a red light at Beacon Street and Langley Road, Apotheker said.

The girl, who remained conscious, was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital. Her injuries were not life-threatening, Apotheker said.

Police are looking for a white older-model Toyota with possible damage to the right side of the front end. Anyone with information about the driver can call Newton police at 617-796-2100.

Gal Tziperman Lotan can be reached at

Correction: Because of incorrect information provided to the Globe, this article misstated the age of a hit-and-run victim and the hospital she was taken to. She is 11 years old and was brought to Boston Children’s Hospital.

Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.