VERNAL — A 12-year-old Vernal girl who was hit by a car near her bus stop Monday remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday.

The girl was struck near the bus stop at 2840 S. 500 West around 7 a.m. Monday as she was crossing the street. She had just been dropped off by her mother when she was hit by a 2004 Hyundai Elantra that was heading south on the road, driven by a 27-year-old woman.

The girl was taken to Ashley Regional Medical Center and then transported to a Salt Lake area hospital by medical helicopter.

The Uintah County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

— Emiley Morgan