AUBURNDALE (FOX 13) -
Auburndale police say a 12-year-old was seriously injured this morning in an
accident with a garbage truck.
The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. outside the city utilities billing
office at 215 Main Street.
Officers say they arrived
to find the
12-year-old boy, later identified as Chance Bigelow, seriously injured in the
parking lot. He was treated on-scene by members of the Auburndale Fire
Department and Polk County Fire Rescue, then airlifted to Tampa General
According to police, the initial
investigation indicates that the boy was riding northbound on the sidewalk
approaching the entrance to the utilities office on the east side of Main
Street. The garbage truck was northbound on Main Street and was turning east
into the parking lot of the utilities office when the collision occurred.
Officers are still on scene