CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral teen is recovering in the hospital tonight after being hit by a car. It happened this morning on Santa Barbara Boulevard, right in front of Cape Coral High School. Despite some breaks and bruises, Anastasiya Fairall's stepfather tells us she's doing well. And, he hopes other teens get a strong message from this, and take it to heart
"She's here, she's lucky," Richard Fairall said. "She had a concussion. She's got multiple pelvic fractures and of course a lot of road rash. But, for a pedestrian and a car, she's doing really good."
She can say a few words here and there. "Just that she hurts," Fairall said.
Wednesday morning, he said "Stacy" and friends decided to run across Santa Barbara Boulevard to Dunkin Donuts before school at Cape Coral High School. Fire officials say they were not using a crosswalk. It was a bit foggy and a driver didn't see them.
The impact shattered the windshield. "Stacy" was unconscious in the road and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. By night time, she was upgraded to serious condition.
"You've got cars going 45 miles per hour and teenagers who don't pay attention and it was just an unfortunate accident," Fairall said.
Yet, later in the day, students were still crossing the middle of the four-lane road. Those who did, were ticketed. Fairall hopes drivers take this as a sign to pay attention, even when they're not in school zones. "And, maybe a wakeup call to some of her friends to get them to pay attention to traffic," Fairall said.
Richard Fairall said she's in ICU right now but luckily, none of the pelvic areas broken are weight bearing. He said she'll do some physical therapy and may be able to come home in a few days.