A Delaware teen is recovering after she was struck by a car near Dempsey Middle School last week.

A Delaware teen is recovering after she was struck by a car near Dempsey Middle School last week.

A sedan traveling south on Troy Road hit a 13-year-old girl shortly before 7:15 a.m. Jan. 4 near Barrett Street, less than a mile from the school, according to Delaware police reports.

Police Capt. Adam Moore said the girl suffered "very serious" injuries in the crash. Medics transported the teen to Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware before transferring her to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

Moore said Jan. 9 the girl is "still in the hospital, but she is making progress."

Moore said the investigation into the crash is ongoing, noting officers have not yet talked to the girl because of her condition.

The driver of the sedan, a Delaware resident, told police she stopped and rendered aid to the girl after the crash, according to police reports. The driver told officers she was traveling about 15 mph and did not know if the teen was in a crosswalk at the time of the crash, reports said.

No witnesses identified during the investigation stated they saw the crash occur, according to police reports.

After the car struck the teen, she reportedly went over the hood of the vehicle and struck the windshield.

Moore said investigators with expertise in crash reconstruction are trying to piece together what exactly occurred the morning of the crash from evidence gathered at the scene.

Moore said the investigation likely would not be completed until after officers speak with the teen. He said they would then meet with the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office to determine whether the case warrants criminal charges.