A Naples man accused of critically injuring a 14-year-old boy in a crash more than two years ago will head to trial in April.
Juan Pablo Alvizurez Giron, 49, is accused of striking the boy, who the Collier County Sheriff's Office identified as "Jamesly," as he walked to school at 6:40 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020.
Alvizurez Giron was taken into custody Sept. 9, 2020, charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury, according to troopers.
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Jamesly was using a crosswalk with his skateboard at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Southwest Boulevard, near Whistlers Cove apartment complex, when Alvizurez Giron struck him.
When troopers received a tip about a pickup with damage consistent with the pieces found at the crash scene, they impounded Alvizurez Giron's pickup.
Alvizurez Giron told troopers he lent the pickup to his brother that day, and added that his brother mentioned someone crashed into the pickup and fled the scene, the arrest report indicated.
Troopers asked where his brother, Luis Felipe, was. Alvizurez Giron said he flew to Guatemala the morning after the crash.
While they searched Alvizurez Giron's phone, they interviewed three of his other siblings, who said Luis Felipe hadn't been in the U.S. for some time.
Jamesly was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers with injuries to both arms and his left leg.
He spent several weeks recovering from multiple surgeries, according to the sheriff's office.
The Sheriff's Office said Jamesly at the time of the crash was a straight-A student at Lely High School and began to worry about falling behind in class.
Tomas Rodriguez is a Breaking/Live News Reporter for the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. You can reach Tomas at TRodriguez@gannett.com or 772-333-5501. Connect with him on Twitter @TomasFRoBeltran, Instagram @tomasfrobeltran and Facebook @tomasrodrigueznews.
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