Child Hit by Vehicle on Lakewood Rd. in Sebring, Florida
SEBRING, FL. – According to a news story reported online at yoursun.com, a child was hit by a vehicle on Lakewood Road in Sebring, Florida. The circumstances leading to the accident have not been fully reported at this time, and Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are still looking into the case to determine the cause.*
The accident happened in the morning at the crossing of Lakewood Road with Iris Avenue. Florida Highway Patrol and the Highlands News-Sun report that at about 7:15 a.m., a call came into emergency responders regarding a pedestrian accident at the intersection. Authorities went to the scene and found that a child had been struck by a vehicle.
The vehicle was described as a 2010 Ford. The model was not reported. It is not clear where the child was walking at the time or if he was attempting to cross the roadway. The news report says that the posted speed limit in the area is 45 mph, and the stretch of Lakewood Road has several stop signs, though no stop sign is located at Iris Avenue.
The Highlands News-Sun reports that the child was injured in the accident and taken to AdventHealth Sebring for treatment by way of Highlands County EMS. The child is 12 years old, according to the report. The seriousness of his injuries is not clear.
The driver of the Ford was identified as a 26-year-old resident of Sebring. The report did not say whether the driver was injured. It is not yet clear if the driver will be cited or charged for the accident, as investigation is ongoing.
This accident did not occur during a school bus loading, but the transportation director for the Highlands County School District said he has received numerous reports about drivers illegally passing school buses that are letting students on and off.
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