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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.

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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.

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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.

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