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7-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being hit by vehicle in Polk County

Posted at 10:38 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 08:17:19-04

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A 7-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital after she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bike Thursday night.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a call near the intersection of Highland Drive and Grove Road 1 in Lake Wales a little before 7 p.m.

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Deputies said a 48-year-old man was driving north in a 2018 Ford F350 on Highland Drive when the 7-year-old, who wasn't wearing a helmet, rode her bike into the path of the truck.

The driver remained on scene. Deputies said he didn't show any signs of impairment and is cooperating with investigators.

The 7-year-old girl was flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, where she was listed in critical condition.

At this time, the driver is not facing charges.

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