Students at the University of Central Florida weighed in on the need for safety at intersections around UCF that could help prevent another accident like the one the sent a UCF student to the hospital in critical condition.

Dawkins was involved in an accident on Feb. 23 when she walked out into the path of a Toyota Pickup truck at the intersection of Alafaya Trail and Gemini Blvd.

“Especially in the college community like this, we have kids crossing Alafaya and University a lot, so I think a pedestrian bridge would actually be very beneficial,” Justin Lemminn said.


An update on Brooke’s condition was posted on her support page Thursday evening:

“Brooke’s surgery went very well and there were no bleeding problems encountered during…thank you so much for the prayers and support to date. Should Brooke’s condition be stable tomorrow I expect me and the rest of my family to be at the vigil at our parish of Blessed Trinity. Keep praying for our Brooke.”

The community is invited to the prayer vigil for Dawkins that will be held Friday evening at Blessed Trinity Church, located at 4545 Anderson Rd from 7-8 p.m.