Teen struck by vehicle in front of Cape High
A teen crossing Santa Barbara Boulevard in front of Cape Coral High School was injured Wednesday morning after she was struck by a passing vehicle.
Arriving firefighters found the teen lying in the road, officials said, adding she was unconscious and appeared to have suffered “a significant head injury as indicated by the damage to the windshield of the vehicle.”
The accident happened at approximately 6:45 a.m. and the medical response was almost immediate, a release issued by the Cape Coral Fire Department states.
Firefighters on Truck 4 responded from Fire Station 4. which is just three blocks from the accident location in the 2300 block of Santa Barbara Blvd S. Rescue 4, returning from another call, actually arrived ahead of Truck 4, within moments of the 911 calls, the release states.
The driver of Rescue 4, paramedic Nick Spera, immediately initiated care and, by the time the ambulance arrived, the patient was already prepared and ready for transport. Dispatch logs indicate the ambulance was on scene for less than three minutes before transporting.
At last check, the patient was listed in critical condition in the hospital, officials said.
The investigation is being handled by the Cape Coral Police Department, the CCFD release states adding, however, that visual cues at the scene, including vehicle location, indicate the patient appeared to have been crossing the roadway away from a designated crosswalk.
No other details were immediately available.
Source: Cape Coral Fire Department