st lucie high school student hit crossing street

For many students, parents, and teachers, the fact that we’re in the home stretch of the first semester is music to their ears. The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday serves as a milestone date in the calendar, signifying that the completion of half the school year is upon us. 

While families and faculty alike can be thankful for reaching this point, a 14-year-old girl is just hoping to return to her regular life as soon as possible after being struck by a van at the intersection of Crosstown Parkway and Southwest Cameo Boulevard in the morning hours of November 14 while she was crossing the street to go to St. Lucie West Centennial High School.

The severity and seriousness with which head injuries need to be assessed have been much publicized in recent years, and the girl was airlifted to the hospital with what was believed to be a very serious head injury. Thankfully, at this juncture, it appears that her injuries are not life-threatening, as she’s in stable condition at a medical facility.

The investigation remains ongoing, but early indications seem to suggest that the driver of the van was not at fault for the incident. The individual remained at the scene of the accident to answer questions from law enforcement, and according to reports, the driver didn’t receive a ticket and wasn’t apprehended. 

As we approach the holiday season, it’s encouraging to hear that the girl appears to be on a promising road to recovery. When you gather with your loved ones, please remember that Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath stands ready to assist if anyone at the table is injured in a motor vehicle accident. We can be reached at (561) 655-1990.