The 9-year-old girl was riding her bike without a helmet in Gresham. The driver stayed at the scene.

A 9-year-old girl suffered traumatic head injuries Tuesday night after being struck by a driver while riding her bike in Gresham.

The Gresham Police Department reported that officers and medical personnel responded around 8 p.m. to the crash at the intersection of Southeast Caruthers Street and Southeast 179th Avenue. According to police, the girl was not wearing a helmet when she was hit by a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.

The girl was transported to a hospital with head injuries. Police did not know her condition as of Wednesday morning.

The driver was a 31-year-old Gresham man. He hit the girl as she was riding in the street with her friends. The driver remained at the scene.

The East Metro Vehicular Crimes Team is leading the investigation.

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