Police searching for driver who hit student

Published: Apr. 7, 2014 at 5:32 PM EDT
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Port St. Lucie police are looking for a hit and run driver who struck a student around 6:45 a.m. Monday.

Investigators say they were called to the 500 block of SW Lucero Drive where they found a person, later identified as Diana Andrea Gil, 18, lying on the side of the road.

They say a car struck her and propelled her 30 feet into the swale and then left on the north side of the street.

Luna Brown, a nurse, came to the girl's aid."Her face was down in the grass and her hair was in her face, so I moved her hair. I did her pulse, and she had a pulse, and she was breathing.  She was snoring. She wasn't responding, and I'm saying, 'Can you hear me?'. She didn't say anything."

Gil, who attends Port St. Lucie High, was airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center with significant trauma to her body, according to a police report. She was last listed in critical condition.

Police are currently scouring the area where the hit and run happened. They are looking for a 2007-2010 gray Nissan Sentra that has right front-end damage and damage to the mirror.

Lucero Drive does not have sidewalks. Neighbors say every morning children walk to the bus stop and many drivers go faster than the posted 30 mile per our speed limit.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.

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