4 children struck by vehicle on Ormond Beach, fire rescue says

Author: WKMG
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Vehicle strikes multiple people on Ormond Beach, officials say. Photo provided by WKMG

Volusia County Fire Rescue officials said they are responding to Ormond Beach, where four children  were struck by a vehicle when a driver went through a guardrail and onto the beach.

The crash involving multiple victims happened along State Road A1A and Roberta Road at 4 p.m., according to fire rescue officials.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a black Toyota Venza had pulled over to the shoulder of A1A near Al Weeks Sr. North Shore Park and when the driver attempted to make a U-turn, he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle drove through the parking lot through a guardrail onto the beach, striking four children, according to FHP.

One child was airlifted as a trauma alert. The three other children and the driver were taken to Halifax Medical Center. The children range in age from 3 to 11 years old.

Officials said the driver may have suffered a medical episode leading up to the incident and driver is under evaluation.

FHP is leading the investigation into the crash

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