EAST LAKE – A 15-year-old girl was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital with critical injuries Dec. 12 after a vehicle collided with the bicycle she was riding to school.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Michelle Nash, 51, of Holiday was driving a 2004 Saturn four-door traveling southbound on East Lake Road approaching Pine Ridge Road about 6:50 a.m. The traffic signal was green.

Janeva Love Buczynski was riding a bicycle on her way to East Lake High School. Troopers say Buczynski crossed East Lake Road traveling westbound in a crosswalk along the north portion of the intersection and entered the path of Nash’s Saturn.

East Lake Road was closed until about 7:27 a.m. Nash was cited for driving with a suspended license.