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'Never give up,' friends urge teen hit by SUV in Surrey

A 16-year-old girl is in a medically induced coma after being struck by an SUV on Friday night.

However, Krysten Doran's dad says she's doing much better, and friends are urging her to keep up the fight in overcoming serious injuries.

Doran was crossing Highway 10 near 180 Street Friday when she was struck by a westbound SUV. She suffered extensive head and body injuries.

Doran was airlifted to hospital, where she remains in serious condition.

Her father Paris indicated she is doing better than when she arrived at hospital.

"Krysten has taken a turn for the better!" he announced on his Facebook site. "The pressure in her head has come down to normal levels and has been taken off of one of the paralyze drugs as a result. If by morning her body accepts the changes she will be taken off the other paralyze drug. They are baffled as to why this has happened but we accept this fantastic miracle! Still not outta the woods but this is the greatest news so far! I love you so much my baby girl!"

Friends are pulling for her on Facebook.

"Never give up, Never Give in, Give it all you got," said Autumn Grubjesic, who describes Doran as a social butterfly. "You gotta come back to us, you belong to be around people who you love & care about .. It's not your time yet. I won't give up hope. I won't give in. I'd do anything to have you wake up & have u back to being yourself girl .. I love you xoxo."

Most people posting are using positive affirmations to help Doran through her latest challenge.

"She's strong. She will pull through this.. I know she will," wrote friend Kirsten Freeman.

Doran was wearing dark clothing when she was crossing Highway 10 and police say she was not at a marked crossing. Police also say it was dark out and the road conditions were wet.

They do not believe speed or alcohol were factors. The driver was not injured, but was shaken up as a result of the collision. Charges are not anticipated.

The incident is being investigated by Surrey RCMP Traffic Services.  Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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