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Child seriously injured by vehicle in Lehigh

April 5, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lee County Sheriff's Office said that today at around 8:21 a.m. deputies responded to an accident involving a Pontiac Grand Am and a child at 8th Street SW and Bruce Avenue in Lehigh Acres. The child was en route to his bus stop.

The child received serious injuries was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital. Due to the severity of injuries the child was transported via Med Flight to Tampa General Hospital, investigators said.

The preliminary investigation determined that speed was not a factor in this accident. The child did travel into the path of a moving vehicle and was struck, investigators said. The driver will not be cited for the accident, they said.

Driver of the Pontiac Grand Am was Alejandra Gallegos Valdez, 28, of 715 Ivan Avenue S, Lehigh Acres.

The student was identified as Bryson Covey, 9, of 9th St. SW., Lehigh.



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