UPDATE (5:08 p.m.) - A 12-year-old girl who was struck by a car in Lompoc Wednesday morning has been transferred to a children's hospital in Madera County.
Lompoc police say the girl was unconscious when officers arrived at the scene.
It happened at about 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of Chestnut Ave. and M Street.
Witnesses reportedly told police that the girl was walking to school with her mother and was struck as the two were crossing the street.
Police say the driver remained at the scene.
They are investigating the cause of the crash, including whether the driver may have been using a cell phone at the time. Officers said neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to be factors in the collision.
Any additional witnesses are asked to contact the Lompoc Police Department.
(1:05 p.m.) - A child was hospitalized after reportedly being hit by a car in Lompoc Wednesday morning, according to Lompoc City Fire officials.
Firefighters say they responded to the area of M Street and Chestnut Avenue after reports came in that a child was hit while walking to school.
Fire officials say Calstar was unavailable and the child, who appeared to have major injuries, was taken by ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria.
A Lompoc City firefighter rode in the ambulance to assist.
No other information was immediately available. Calls to Lompoc police for additional information have gone unanswered.