Volusia County, FL (July 6, 2018) – A New Smyrna Beach accident took place after a man suffered a medical episode and struck two people on the beach. The man was identified as a 78-year-old from Mount Dora.
The driver, who was suffering from a medical episode, veered out of the traffic lane at low speeds and onto the beach. He then struck a 44-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man around 1:15 p.m. The man and the woman were both taken to the Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver did not receive injuries.
A passenger in the area who witnessed the accident came over and helped stop his car. Another nearby pedestrian reached into the vehicle and shifted it into park. At this time, there are charges pending against the driver.
The identities of all parties have not yet been released.
Pedestrian accidents happen every day across the Sunshine State. In fact, about 10,000 pedestrians are injured in these accidents every year and statistics show us that crashes involving pedestrians lead to their demise twice a day. Have you or a loved one been injured in one of these serious accidents? Our condolences go out to you during this time.
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