LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Wednesday, around 8:20 a.m. the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident involving a Pontiac Grand Am and a 9-year-old child at 8th Street SW and Bruce Avenue in Lehigh Acres.
The child, Bryson Covey, was en route to his bus stop.
Covey sustained serious injuries resulting in being flown to Lee Memorial Hospital. Due to the severity of injuries, he was transported via Med Flight to All Children's Hospital in St.Petersburg.
He is listed in fair condition.
The preliminary investigation determined that speed was not a factor in this accident. Covey travelled into the path of a moving vehicle and was struck.
The driver, Alejandra Gallegos Valdez, will not be cited for the accident.