Crestview police investigate accident after teen hit by car

Northwest Florida

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CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — Crestview police are investigating an accident where a teen was hit by a car Friday night.

It happened at 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, in the 200 block of Stillwell Boulevard.

Police say a group of teens were observed on security video walking into and briefly standing in the travel lanes of Stillwell Boulevard. The video shows a vehicle driving normally, with their headlights on west on Stillwell.

According to Crestview police, the driver stated they were not able to see the group before hitting one of the teens. Police have identified the teen as 14-year-old Jada Sabio. Sabio was taken via helicopter initially to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and was later transferred by helicopter for a second time to a Pensacola-area hospital. She is currently listed in critical condition.

FULL RELEASE FROM CRESTVIEW POLICE:

The Crestview Police Department is conducting an investigation into a vehicle versus pedestrian car accident that occurred last night, July 03, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. in the 200 block of Stillwell Boulevard.
A group of 5 to 6 juveniles were observed on security video, walking into and briefly standing in the travel lanes of Stillwell Boulevard.
The video shows a vehicle traveling normally,  West Bound on Stillwell Boulevard with their headlights on. The driver stated they were unable to see the group before striking one of the juveniles. She was later identified as 14 year old Jada Sabio, of Crestview.
Sabio was initially transported by helicopter to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and was later transferred by helicopter a second time to a Pensacola area hospital. She is currently listed in Critical Condition. 
This investigation remains active and ongoing. Additional information may be forthcoming at the conclusion of the investigation. 

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