A 16-year-old girl, whose dad usually drove her to and from school, was struck when a car slammed into her as she walked to school in St. Lucie County, said authorities and a family friend.
The accident happened on a street listed as a priority in Lakewood Park for plans to reduce traffic fatalities in the city.
One of the girl’s distraught teachers from another High School was among the first to discover the grisly scene.
The girl was walking with an 18-year-old female pal across Lakewood Park near St. Lucie Villa in the County when they were struck by a Chevy sedan, officials said. The friend suffered minor leg injuries.
As the teen lay in the road mortally wounded with her backpack still on, “I saw her friend hanging over her crying,” said a 30-year-old witness.
A lady said a woman checked the girl’s pulse and called 911.
“She said there was no pulse,” she said, adding that a teacher who showed up said the girl was her student.
Planned changes are supposed to give pedestrians increased crossing time at intersections.
The driver of the Chevy Sedan is currently being interviewed by police authorities.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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