The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is still investigating a traffic accident involving a pedestrian that happened on Friday morning, March 16, at approximately 6:40 a.m., said a media release. The incident happened on East Burton Street near Evans Road in Sulphur, where a young girl was struck by a car as she crossed the street to board a school bus.

The 12-year-old girl was reportedly "crossing the street to board a school bus when a car traveling eastbound on Burton Street struck her." She has since been airlifted to an out of town hospital and listed in critical condition.

Though impairment was not suspected at the time of the accident, a standard toxicology test was performed on the driver of the car.