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Winter Haven Teenager Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle

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Florida Highway Patrol, Source: TFP

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A 16-year-old girl from Winter Haven sustained serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at around 12:39 pm on Avenue B Southeast, near 6th Street Southeast, when a Toyota RAV4 driven by a 60-year-old Winter Haven woman veered onto the sidewalk, hitting the teenager who was sitting on the curb.

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The driver reported being distracted by a loud noise prior to the collision. She was uninjured in the incident. The injured teenager was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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