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[Original Publish Date: 12/10/19]
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CLERMONT, Florida — A Lake Minneola High School student was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after he was struck by an SUV, according to Clermont Police Department.
Just before 2:45 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian in the crosswalk at North Hancock Road and West Old Highway 50. The pedestrian, a 17-year-old male, was struck by a Honda CRV and the driver is cooperating with the investigation, Clermont Police said in a press release.
Police interviewed several witnesses on scene and it’s still an active investigation. If you have information on the crash, call Clermont Police at 352-394-5588, option 6.
This was the second crash involving a Lake County student Monday. A 15-year-old girl was hit on her bicycle before sunrise and is critical condition, Tavares Police Sgt. Sarah Coursey told Lake Legal News Monday morning
The girl, who has not been identified, was attempting to cross State Road 19 at Main Street in Tavares just after 6:30 a.m. when she was hit by a silver 2004 Ford Escape. The Escape had the right of way and no charges have been filed against the driver of the Escape, Coursey said.
The girl was transported by ground to the hospital due to weather conditions and later airlifted to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.
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