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Teen airlifted to hospital after being run over by car on US-19

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — A teenage boy was run over by a car Monday afternoon in Palm Harbor.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the teen was walking along the east shoulder of Alderman Road and then tried to run across US 19. 

The teen was hit by an SUV, which "slowed by was unable to stop," according to an FHP release. Troopers said a second car, a van, was also unable to stop and crashed into the back of the SUV before then running over the teen.

The teen was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known as of Monday night.

Troopers are now investigating the crash.

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