A young teen girl who was wearing headphones ran into the path of a moving SUV Monday, striking the right side of the vehicle, according to Milford Police.
The impact fractured the 13-year-old's femur, said Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin. The girl was conscious and alert following the collision, and was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.
The crash happened in front of St. Mary's Rectory on Pearl Street, about 2:20 p.m.
The driver stopped following the crash, which was witnessed by several other people, who were interviewed by police. The driver told police he initially saw the girl running on the sidewalk, and she then turned to the left and ran directly into his vehicle, O'Loughlin said.
The driver, Francisco Castro, 39, of 48 S. Bow St., is charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He is not being charged in the crash itself.