Child Struck by Vehicle
A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in Lehigh Acres just after 8:30 Thursday morning.
The accident happened at the intersection of 68th Street West and Sunshine Boulevard in Lehigh Acres.
According to the Lehigh Acres Fire Department, the boy was struck by a Toyota Camry, went airborne, smashed the passenger’s side windshield of the vehicle, and landed in the grass on the side of 68th Street W.
The child sustained injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Trauma Center by Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue Department ambulance.
According to Linda Harclerode, the neighborhood watch coordinator for the area stated that “We have issues with speeders down 68th Street West. Also, there is no street light at that school bus stop.”
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.