Teen girl hit by car in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured after she was hit while crossing at 5400 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North on Monday morning.

The teen was identified as Alina Marie Perez. She was hit by a red Buick Rendezvous as she was walking across the roadway.

St. Petersburg Police Department has reopened northbound lanes to traffic following the crash investigation.

Police are seeking a person who was riding a motorcycle or scooter and may have witnessed the accident. They are asking for the person to call SPPD at 727-893-7780.

This latest student hit by a driver comes less than a week after a Manatee County high school student was killed while crossing US-41 in Palmetto.

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