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By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer
An accident involving local teens that occurred Thursday afternoon has left a 16-year-old female critically injured after being struck by a vehicle.
According to a press release from the Artesia Police Department, two vehicles (referred to as vehicle one and vehicle two, respectively) were stopped for a red light in the left hand turning lane of eastbound Main Street, at Seventh Street, waiting to turn northbound onto Seventh Street.
Vehicle one was directly in front of vehicle two in the left hand turning lane when the driver of vehicle two exited the vehicle and approached the passenger side of vehicle one.
Vehicle one then turned northbound onto Seventh Street while the driver of vehicle two was maintaining pace with vehicle one at which time the driver of vehicle two, who has been identified as Branda Bartlett, was struck by the tire of vehicle one.
Bartlett was injured and transported to Artesia General Hospital and later transported to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, for treatment of her injuries.

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