Toddler Critically Injured After Struck by Car on Mariner Blvd – UPDATE
SPRING HILL – A little girls is fighting for her life this evening, after she was struck by a car on Mariner Blvd north of Claymore Street.
An official report has not been released, but according to our sources, a 4-year-old little girl was breathing but unresponsive when rescue personnel arrive on the scene.
One witness told RNRF that the little girl was possibly autistic and that she ran from a neighboring residence into oncoming traffic, however that information cannot be confirmed at this time.
Another witness said she ran outside after hearing the crash and placed a blanket on the little girl, until fire rescue could arrive on scene.
The toddler was transported by ground to Bayonet Point Hospital, after suffering head trauma and several broken bones.
The original call was reported as a hit and run, but officials have changed that status to an accident with injuries. There is no information available at this time on the driver who struck the little girl.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
UPDATE: 5/13/2015, 12:01 AM – The Florida Highway Patrol has released a preliminary report, regarding Tuesday’s tragic accident.
According to reports, the victim, 4-year-old Harmony Johnson ran across Mariner Blvd into the path of a Ford Expedition, driven by 35-year-old Lisa Antonelli. Johnson has been transferred to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, where her condition is listed as critical.
UPDATE: 5/13/2015, 9:00 AM – Officials say the little girl’s condition improved overnight. She is now listed as Stable.
UPDATE: Brian Hendrickson created a GoFundme page to help raise money for the family of Harmonie Johnson. Follow this link if you would like to make a donation: HELP HARMONIE.
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