A sixteen-year-old was struck by a car this morning while riding his bicycle to Port St. Lucie High School. He was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m. in the 2200 block of SE Tiffany Avenue.
Henry Hunter was riding beside another bicyclist, an eighteen-year-old girl, in the westbound lanes when he was hit from behind. Port St. Lucie Police spokesman Frank Sabol stated that the car that hit Hunter was a Ford Mustang driven by eighty-two-year-old Robert Swanson. When Swanson struck Hunter, he rolled over the hood of the car and smashed his head on the windshield. The other bicyclist was not hit or injured.
The Port St. Lucie Police conducted an investigation at the scene, which shut down Tiffany Avenue east of Lennard Road until just after 11 a.m. Sabol stated that no charges have yet been filed, but may be filed upon completion of the investigation.
Car strikes student biking to Port St. Lucie High; boy, 16, in critical condition, www.palmbeachpost.com April 02, 2013
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