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