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Dwyer High School student struck by vehicle in Riviera Beach

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 11:16:00-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — A 14-year-old student from William T. Dwyer High School was hit by a vehicle in Riviera Beach and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday morning.

According to Riviera Beach police, the teen was struck by a Ford Explorer around 6:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of Congress Avenue while the student was walking to a bus stop.

Paramedics transported the 14-year-old student to St. Mary’s Medical Center as a trauma alert.

The teen is in critical condition after suffering head injuries, police said. As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, Riviera Beach police said the child was on life support.

The School District of Palm Beach County sent this message to Dwyer parents on Wednesday:

"Parents, this morning a student was hit at the intersection of Congress and Blue Heron in Riviera Beach. The parents of the child have been notified, and are currently at the hospital with that child. At this time, we can not share the identity of the child, however, we wanted to inform parents regarding the status of the situation."

No traffic citations have been issued to the driver at this time.

If you or someone you know witnessed the crash, call the Riviera Beach Police Department's Traffic Unit at 561-845-4125.