Police officer found dead in car with children

Winter Haven Girl Struck While Riding Bike, Airlifted With Serious Injuries

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Winter Haven Police and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are on scene at Ave. G NW and 22nd St NW involving a 16-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning.

The girl was riding a bicycle when she was struck.

Investigators say, the girl attends Winter Haven High School, and the accident happened near a bus stop by Inwood Elementary School. according to deputies.

The girl was airlifted to an area hospital, and her current condition is unknown.

UPDATE FROM POLK COUNTY SHERIFF: The female WHHS student who was struck on Avenue G NW is 16 years old. She was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, and it has been determined by medical staff that she has non-life-threatening injuries, and will fully recover.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

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