A teen was struck by a vehicle near a school bus stop in Winter Haven on Thursday.
BayNews9.com reports that the collision occurred at Avenue G NW, near 22nd Street NW. Apparently, an 18-year-old male motorist was driving westbound on his way to work when he struck the 16-year-old girl as the car approached the school bus.
The victim, a student at Winter Haven High School, was seriously injured by the collision and authorities transported her to a medical facility by helicopter.
ACTION AIR 1 | Medical chopper on scene of crash involving vehicle and student on bike in Winter Haven @ Avenue G NW near 22nd St NW. Injuries unknown. Parents on scene. As soon as we get more info, I’ll let you know. #GMTB #tampatraffic pic.twitter.com/QhKXPkylZJ
— Tampa Bay Traffic (@TampaBayTraffic)
January 7, 2021
Though the victim suffered serious injuries, doctors do not believe that they are life-threatening. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Authorities continue to investigate the crash.
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