Friday, January 17, 2020

Infant Critically Injured In Driveway Accident

LEHIGH ACRES, FL. --On January 17, 2020 at 10:35 am, Nelda Tilus, age 41, of Lehigh Acres, drove her 2012 Kia Forte into the inclined driveway of 2905 48th Street SW, Lehigh Acres. 

Tilus’s daughter, Olivia Touasaint, age 1, was a back-seat passenger. Tilus picked up her daughter and exited the Kia but failed to put the vehicle in park. Once out of the vehicle, with the driver’s side door still open, the Kia rolled backward. 

Tilus fell backward, landing on the concrete driveway. In the fall, Olivia Touasaint’s head struck the concrete driveway. The left front tire of the Kia then struck the lower leg of Tilus. The Kia rolled to final rest in the middle of 48th Street SW. 

Tilus was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with a minor injury. Olivia Touasaint was transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.

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