ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- A 10-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning while riding her bicycle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Trooper Thompson said the vehicle hit the girl, knocking her into a garbage truck around 9 a.m. on Shore Rush Drive in the Sea Palms area. The garbage truck was able to stop before running her over.

Officials are searching for the vehicle responsible for the incident. Police say a white or brown pick up truck hit the girl.

The girl was taken to a local hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call Brunswick Police.

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