George Jenkins student critically injured after being hit by car - FOX 13 News

George Jenkins student critically injured after being hit by car

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

A Polk County teenage is fighting for her life after being hit by a car Monday, the sheriff's office said.

It happened in Lakeland at Peterson Road and Gus Stewart Road.

Investigators say 17-year-old Hailey M. Collier was leaving George Jenkins High School when she tried to cross Peterson Road.

Police say her view of an oncoming car was most likely blocked when she was hit.

She was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Investigators say the 16-year-old driver did not appear to be distracted or impaired; they say they do not anticipate filing charges.

The driver was a classmate.

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