Vigil held for Orlando 8-year-old struck by car



ORLANDO, Fla. - An 8-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was struck by a car last week in Orange County near Baldwin Park.

Angel Lo and her uncle were crossing Semoran and Century 21 boulevards, an area known for pedestrian accidents, when she was hit.

Friday evening, dozens of friends, classmates and family gathered at Grace Hopper Park for a vigil and told Channel 9 they're hoping for the best. The group sang, prayed and sent out well wishes for the young girl.

"Teachers and parents want to come together, as a community of faith, we pray together for her recovery," said minister Joseph Wong, Friday night.

Angel is in critical but stable condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital.

"Each time I go she has progress, and I believe she can make it," a family member said.

About two months, there was another accident on Semoran Boulevard where a teenager was struck and killed after a driver ran a red light near Old Cheney Highway.

"My daughter went to school with him, had classes with him," said concerned parent Nichole Skidmore. "It's just crazy that people don't pay attention at these lights."

From 2010-2012, there were 70 crashes on the roadway from Old Cheney Highway to Century 21 Boulevard.

Officials said in that one-mile stretch of road, those crashes caused one death and nearly 50 injuries.

The Department of Transportation told Channel 9 there's a lighting project in the works and they will install fixtures on power poles. The project will include a 3.5-mile stretch on Semoran Boulevard into Seminole County.

It will also include the areas where those recent traffic crashes happened.

The lighting project is expected to be done next month.