14-year-old boy injured in East Naples hit-and-run crash returns home from hospital

Jake Allen   | Naples Daily News A 14-year-old boy who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash

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Jake Allen   | Naples Daily News

A 14-year-old boy who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in East Naples returned home from the hospital last week, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.  

The boy identified as Jamesly in a sheriff’s office Facebook post was struck by a vehicle while walking to school at 6:40 a.m. Sept. 3.  

Previous coverage: Boy critically injured in hit-and-run crash

The crash occurred at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Southwest Boulevard near Whistlers Cove apartment complex. The boy was using a crosswalk when he was struck.  

Jamesly was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers as a trauma alert with injuries to both arms and his left leg.  

He spent the last few weeks recovering from multiple surgeries, according to the sheriff’s office.  

Jamesly was allowed to return home on Friday and had been concerned about returning to school through his recovery, according to the sheriff’s office.  

He is a straight-A student at Lely High School and began to worry about falling behind in class, according to the sheriff’s office. Jamesly is also a member of the Lely Marching Band and was upset about not being able to march at football games this year given his injuries. 

With the help of local businesses, deputies from the sheriff’s office presented Jamesly with a new laptop to use for his school assignments now that he is back home.  

A GoFundMe to support the boy’s family through his recovery was also created. 

Did you know?: Troopers impound vehicle possibly connected to hit-and-run

And: Man arrested in connection with East Naples hit-and-run that critically injured boy

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