A Seminole County investigator struck a 12-year-old girl in Volusia County as she was walking through a crosswalk on Wednesday.
The girl was on her way to Heritage Middle School in Deltona. She received some minor scrapes on her arms and legs, but according to deputies, the investigator was not driving very fast at the time of the accident. He was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
Last year, in Volusia County alone, 27 children were hit going to and from school. At least two of those were fatalities. This year, there have already been 20 kids hit by motorists.
The county has done a number of things to make motorists and pedestrians more cautious, including several public service announcements. They have also added more sidewalks with crosswalks that have brighter paint to alert drivers to slow down.