15-Year-Old Deltona Girl Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Hit & Run Driver

By on February 2, 2018 in WNDB News

Deltona, FL – A 15-year-old Deltona girl was severely injured when she was struck by a car as she was walking home from school Thursday, and Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) is still looking for the driver who fled the scene.

The incident took place at around 3:10 PM on Thursday near the intersection of Ft. Smith Blvd. and Rookery Ave. in Deltona. The teen, Amber Gonzalez, who is a student at Pine Ridge High School, was trying to cross Ft. Smith Blvd. when she was hit by a light-colored, early 80’s two-door Chevy Monte Carlo or Oldsmobile Cutlass with a dark roof.

Gonzalez told rescuers that she tried to look both ways before she crossed the street, but the car appeared when she had already started crossing the street, and she was unable to get out of the car’s way in time. She was airlifted to Central Florida Regional Hospital and later transferred to Arnold Palmer Hospital and had to have reconstructive surgery on her face. Her injuries are not life-threatening, according to VCSO.

If you have any information on the crash or the vehicle involved, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 248-1777. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS). You could be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

 

(Surveillance photo of the car courtesy VCSO)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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