Suwannee Democrat


February 1, 2014

Update: McAlpin teen struck by vehicle on CR 252 Friday night

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According to SHS Athletic Director Hunter Abercrombie, Dean had his spleen removed, has a punctured lung, broken leg and a cracked kidney. Dean had internal bleeding but that has stopped. Abercrombie is not yet sure about any brain injuries at this point. Dean was said to have been talking after surgery.
A McAlpin teen was struck by a vehicle as he was jogging east on CR 252 at 99th Lane around 7 p.m. Friday night in Suwannee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to FHP, a 2002 Chevy 300 was traveling east on CR 252. The pedestrian involved in this crash, Dean Edward Shingola, 16, was jogging eastbound in the eastbound travel lane of County Road 252. According to witnesses at the scene, Shingola was wearing dark colored clothing. As The vehicle proceeded eastbound, the front of the vehicle collided with Shingola in the eastbound travel lane of County Road 252. After the collision, the vehicle skidded to a stop facing eastbound in the eastbound travel lane. Shingola was projected forward and came to final rest face up in the westbound travel lane of County Road 252. Shingola was airlifted to Shands UF in Gainesville.

The driver of the vehicle, Dakota Ray Bailes, 17, McAlpin, nor passenger Jonathan Blake Morris, 20, Branford, were injured.

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