RENO, Nev. — A 13-year-old northern Nevada girl has been hospitalized with minor injuries after she was hit by a car while walking on the first day of school.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports ( ) the girl was in a marked crosswalk on Monday when the car hit her, causing bumps and bruises. She was taken to a nearby hospital at the request of family.

Reno Police Officer Tim Broadway says responding police officers believe the driver didn’t see the girl crossing because of a possible glare from the sun. He says the driver “probably didn’t know they did it.”

Washoe County School District spokeswoman Victoria Campbell referred to the Reno Police Department for comments on the incident.

Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal,