11/03/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Port Orange, FL—A violent traffic accident landed an elementary school student in the hospital with critical injuries Wednesday morning, October 3, 2010. The injurious pedestrian-involved crash happened as a fifth-grader was en route to his Volusia County school, as reported by Click Orlando.
According to fire officials, an unidentified fifth-grade student was making his/her way across Taylor Road, using the crosswalk, when a car struck him.
The vehicle was apparently traveling at speeds of 45 mph at the time, given that the school zone had not yet opened. Also, there were no crossing guards on duty at the time.
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel rushed the injured student to Daytona Beach-based Halifax Medical Center to be treated by doctors and nurses. The student was listed in critical condition after the accident.
The unidentified driver of the car that hit the student remained at the scene after the crash. Reports did not specify whether he/she was cited in connection with the accident. Investigations are expected to be underway.
Data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia indicated there were 94 traffic fatalities reported in Volusia County during the year 2009.
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Url: Sandra Quinlan: West Palm Beach Injury News