Alabama woman found by troopers ordering take-out at Chinese restaurant.

Florida Highway Patrol has charged an Alabama woman in a hit-and-run incident at a bus stop that has left a 12-year-old girl in serious condition.

According to a FHP press release, troopers were dispatched to a hit-and-run crash on Massachusetts Avenue near Preservation Blvd. in Escambia County where first-responders were treating the young girl for serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle while walking across the roadway after exiting her school bus.

FHP reported that one witness was able to give a very detailed physical description of the suspect and it was determined that the school bus was stopped facing west and the suspect vehicle was traveling east. The driver failed to observe the school bus being stopped with all of its warning lights activated.

The young girl walked into the eastbound lanes where the collision occurred. The driver then fled the scene before troopers arrived. The vehicle was described as a white Chevrolet HHR. Troopers were notified by dispatch that a person wishing to remain anonymous on the phone wanted to provide information on the whereabouts of the possible suspect vehicle.

The tip led troopers to the Wal-Mart parking lot on Mobile Highway where a white Chevrolet HHR was parked in front of a Subway. Troopers observed damage to the right front corner of the vehicle that still had physical evidence from the collision. It appeared to have black scuff marks on the bumper which resembled the black velvet shoes the victim was wearing.

The suspect was located ordering Chinese take-out and identified as Laurel Peyton Lewis, 29, of Foley, Ala. Lewis was detained for questioning in reference to the accident. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run was registered to Lewis.

During questioning, Lewis admitted to striking the child in the roadway and leaving the scene due to being scared. Lewis was transported to the Escambia County Jail and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury and failure to stop for a school bus involving injury.

Lewis is currently being held in the county jail without bond.