Teen struck by car, critically injured in Cobb Co.

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after she and a friend were hit by a car while darting across traffic in Cobb County Monday night.

Police said the girl and he 19-year-old friend were in the cross walk, but crossing against the traffic light at the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Shallowford roads.

Police said the pair darted in front of a woman in a white Honda Accord and the driver did not see them in time to stop.

The teenage girl was take to Kennestone Hospital with severe injuries to her head.

The man who was hit is expected to be OK.

Police said the driver was very shaken up, but she will not face any charges because she had the right of way and remained at the scene of the crash.

Police said this is one in a rash of pedestrian-involved crashes in Cobb County this year. Officers said there have been at least five this year, when there are typically around three in an entire year.