Friday, October 31, 2014

Girls Injured Walking Wrong Way In Darkness

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. . -- Two teens were injured, one seriously as a car hit them early Friday morning in darkness on their way to school.

Peder Nielsen, 17 of Port Charlotte, Fl. was traveling westbound on Ackerman Ave., about 6:17 a.m. Friday approaching two female pedestrians.

Taylor Crowl, 17  and Kimberly Crowl, 15 were walking westbound on Ackerman Ave., with traffic, walking on the westbound white line on the right hand edge of the roadway.

Kimberly was just slightly ahead of Taylor said FHP investigator Jeffery Hause.. Driver Neilsen failed to see the two girls. It was dark and there are no streetlights.

The 2001 Saturn's right outside mirror struck Taylor's left arm and the vehicle's front right then struck Kimberly. Kimberly landed on the hood and windshield which stopped in the westbound lane of Ackerman Ave.

Kimberly rolled off the vehicle and landed in the westbound grassy ditch. She was airlifted to Lee Memorial due to her serious injuries. Taylor has minor injuries.

The two were charged with pedestrian violations - walking with traffic.

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