- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

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 (https://on.flatoday.com/1BpjfI2 ) 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.), https://www.floridatoday.com

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