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Child struck by car in Lehigh

By Staff | Apr 4, 2012

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured on the way to his school bus stop in Lehigh Acres Wednesday morning.

Bryson Covey, of 3902 9th Street SW, was flown first to Lee Memorial Hospital and then Med-flighted to Tampa General Hospital for treatment for his injuries.

The child was hurt after he entered the path of a car driven by Alejandra Gallegos Valdez, 18, of 715 Ivan Avenue S, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened at 8th Street SW and Bruce Avenue at approximately 8:21 a.m. The car was a Pontiac Grand Am.

“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. The driver will not be cited for the accident,” the release from the office states.

Source: Lee County Sheriff’s Office