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Teen girl in critical condition after Naples hit and run

EAST NAPLES, Fla. – A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after a driver allegedly hit her near U.S. 41 and Pineland Avenue in East Naples Sunday, according to investigators.

The teenager was attempting to ride a bike across U.S. 41 when the driver hit her, officials said. Florida Highway Patrol said the driver did not stop.

Troopers said they have a suspect vehicle impounded but they are still investigating.

This news hit close to home for Amber Mercado who is a mother of three. The incident happened down the street from her house.

“I’m really angered by the fact that somebody would just hurt somebody, not stop, not get out of the car, not make sure they’re okay, call an ambulance for them,” said Mercado.

There is a sign outside of her yard that reads: “Drive like your kids live here.”

Mercado said people speed through her neighborhood constantly.

“It angers me. I mean I got three kids here,” Mercado said. “We’re scared that people are going to be speeding around here all the time so that’s why the sign is important to us.”

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