Girl Dies After Hit by Car in Novato

Child was riding a bike when hit by a car at about 3p.m. Thursday

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    A young girl who collided with an SUV while riding a bicycle in Novato this afternoon has died from her injuries, Novato police said.

    The 12-year-old girl was riding her bike west on Novato Boulevard shortly before 3 p.m. when she collided with the SUV traveling east on the same road around Sandy Creek Way, near San Marin High School.

    The girl was transported in critical condition to Novato Community Hospital and then flown to Children's Hospital Oakland where she died at about 5:30 p.m.

    The driver of the SUV stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation. Police said it does not appear that the man was intoxicated or committed any traffic violations.

    Police are continuing to investigate the collision along with the Marin County Sheriff's coroner's office. Any witnesses to the crash have been asked to call Novato police at (415) 897-1122.

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