Lakeland teen hit by car, critically injured

LAKELAND, Fla. - A 17-year-old Lakeland girl was critically injured when she was struck by a car Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 2 p.m. in the area of Peterson Road and Gus Stewart Road.

Investigators say Hailey M. Collier was walking east on Peterson Road at Gus Stewart. She walked from the north side of the road and into the path of a Honda Civic driven by 16-year-old Roy Khalife of Lakeland.

Collier was struck by the left front side of the Civic.

She was taken the Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

At 5 p.m., the road remained closed while the investigation continued.

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