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Warner Robins teenager charged with striking, injuring another teen with her vehicle

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with aggravated assault by a motor vehicle after striking another teenager in the parking lot of Warner Robins High School.

The teenager, whose name was not released, was also charged with hit and run, failure to report an accident with injury, reckless driving and serious injury by motor vehicle, according to a Warner Robins police news release. The identities of minors charged with criminal offenses are shielded by state law unless tried as adults.

The victim, 17-year-old Ashley Davis, suffered injuries to her face, arms and chest area, the release said.

Police were dispatched to the student parking lot at the school at 401 South Davis Drive about 3 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, the release said. Officers found the injured Davis, who was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, for treatment.

The teenager charged in the incident had driven off in a gold Mazda with extensive damage to the front windshield, the release said.

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