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Teen killed after being struck by car while riding scooter in Daytona Beach

article DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 17-year-old was hit and killed by a car while riding his scooter in Daytona Beach on Friday, police said.  Daytona Beach police tell us the teen was pronounced shortly after arriving at the hospital.  The family of the victim identified the teen as Rodrick Franklin Hutchinson, Jr, a student that attended Atlantic High School in Port Orange.  The driver who hit the teen told police the sun was in their eyes when they struck the teen near Big Tree and Old Kings Road. The teen veered off the sidewalk when they were hit, police […]

Pursuit suspect jumps into St. Johns River, captured, after law enforcement pursuit, officials say

article Photo via Volusia County Sheriff’s Office SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A suspect who led authorities on a chase through multiple counties in Central Florida on Saturday, and then jumped into the St. Johns River, was arrested late Saturday, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the suspect jumped into the river in an attempt to escape captured. He remained in the water for about an hour, and was eventually taken into custody. He was taken to the hospital, but was not seriously hurt, deputies said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies originally attempted to arrest […]

1 dead, 2 hurt after car slams into truck in Orange County, troopers say

article ORLANDO, Fla. – An 18-year-old Orlando man who was helping pull another truck back onto an Orange County road after it got stuck on a shoulder was killed Sunday after his vehicle was hit by another car, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. on Dallas Boulevard, near Oberly Parkway in Orlando. According to FHP, the driver of a white Honda Insight headed north on Dallas Boulevard in the northbound lane, “failed to observe” a white Ford F-150 stopped in the road, attempting to pull a gray Ford F-150 back onto […]

Driver allegedly involved in street racing, chase in Orlando that left trooper hurt arrested

article police lights generic Minneapolis ORLANDO, Fla. – A 19-year-old driver of a BMW allegedly involved in street racing and a chase that left a trooper hurt in Orlando early Saturday is facing several charges, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Three others who were in the vehicle – including a teenager – were also arrested.  Troopers said the driver, Bryce Akerman-Byers, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated fleeing to elude law enforcement at high speed resulting in injuries, burglary, trespass, and participation in street racing. Dalton Lee Jones, 21, Adrian Jacob Hobbs, […]

Winter Park residents hope to “Fix 426”, a road prone to crashes

Winter Park group pushed to make SR- 426 safer Local organizers have started the Fix-426 campaign to raise awareness and try to find solutions to state Road 426, an area prone to crashes. WINTER PARK, Fla. – Photos and videos show the dangerous, sometimes deadly, traffic crashes along State Road 426 in Winter Park. Ahmid Idris lives on lives along the road near downtown Winter Park and says he worries for his children’s safety. “You’re prone to accidents, especially when you try to turn left and traffic is jamming up, and also when you want to turn this way, and […]

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