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15-year-old girl hit by car in Indian River County, flown to hospital

Student struck by 16-year-old driver in Vero Lake Estates community, FHP says
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Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 12, 2024

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A 15-year-old girl was flown to a hospital on Friday after authorities said she was hit by a car on her way to school.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened just before 7 a.m. at 79th Street and 102nd Court in the Vero Lake Estates community near Vero Beach.

The FHP said the girl was standing on the paved shoulder of 79th Street when a 16-year-old boy driving a 2020 Ford Ranger veered off the road and struck the girl.

The teen was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach with critical injuries.

No information has been released about what school the children attend.