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Police: Palm Bay Mayor Stops, Helps Teen Crash Victim

Police: Palm Bay Mayor Stops, Helps Teen Crash Victim
Posted at 8:19 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 08:19:00-05

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — Police are crediting Palm Bay Mayor William Capote for stopping to assist a teenager who was badly injured in a crash.

Palm Bay police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez says the mayor stopped and rendered aid to the critically injured 15-year-old on Monday night. The teen remains in the hospital with broken femur and ankles.

Florida Today reports the teenager was riding a motor scooter without lights when he was struck by a Jeep and dragged a short distance.

Capote and his wife were returning from dinner when he saw what he thought was debris in the road. Then he realized it was a body. Capote called 911 and paramedics took the boy to the hospital.

The mayor said he was only doing what anyone would do in a similar situation.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com