A high school student was struck and critically injured by a Sports Utility Vehicle while walking to a bus stop.

In a report made by Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone, he stated that a 16-year-old Western High School student named Melanie Rivera was struck by a 2007 Jeep Compass in the 8200 block of Nova Drive. The Jeep struck the student as she was walking to school. The front passenger side windshield was damaged where the impact occurred with the young student.

The identity of the driver was not released by authorities and no other information about the crash was given.

The teenager sustained a traumatic head injury that required an emergency surgical procedure and she was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.


Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, commented on the crash:  “This was a serious accident that led to critical injuries to a young woman.  Automobile drivers are supposed to be aware of their surroundings at all times. When a motorist fails to watch for pedestrians, or travel slowly in areas where they frequent, it could result in an accident.”

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