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Girl hit by car in Port Charlotte, flown to the hospital

Posted at 6:23 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 14:20:21-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Peachland Boulevard was shut down for more than 5 hours Friday morning after a teenager was hit and injured by a vehicle.

It happened around 5:15 AM on Peachland Boulevard between Beacon Drive and Broadview Street.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 14-year-old Jayda Poulin was skateboarding westbound along the edge of the eastbound lane of Peachland Boulevard as the car approached going eastbound.

The driver of the car was unable to see the girl due to lack of street lacks and no reflective clothing.  Poulin slammed into the windshield of the car.  

She was trauma alerted to a hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.