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2 teens struck by vehicle in hit-and-run at Orange River Blvd. intersection

hit and run scene 8.18.22
Posted at 6:56 AM, Aug 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-19 05:08:07-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Troopers have arrested a 17-year-old driver in connection with a Thursday morning hit-and-run that injured two students approaching a bus stop.

Florida Highway Patrol confirmed two teenagers were struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Orange River Blvd. and Lorraine Dr.

A witness, dropping off his own daughter, reported seeing a boy and girl hit by a car as they approached a bus stop around 6:15 a.m. He said they were Dunbar High School students, given the school's proximity to the bus stop.

Officials confirm the children were approximately 16 years of age.

FHP is classifying the incident as a hit-and-run. The witness could only say the suspect vehicle was gray in color.

The teenagers were taken to an area hospital and have since been released.

A neighbor said he knew an incident like this would happen due to the lack of benches or a special area for students to congregate while waiting for the bus.