Vehicle collides with toll booth and falls into water in Daytona Beach

Volusia County Beach Safety was responding to the scene of an incident in which a vehicle hit a toll booth on International Speedway Boulevard on Sunday. According to beach security officials, the driver appeared to have had some sort of medical episode before losing control. Witnesses describe being on the beach just before 5pm when they heard the terrifying sound of a toll booth both breaking apart as the car drove straight through and headed in their direction. Beachgoers surrounded a car after beach security officials said it went through the tollbooth at the International Speedway Boulevard beach ramp. The car then drove into the sea and hit a child who was in the water, seriously injuring him. “We heard a loud crash and when we turned around it was the car coming down the ramp at 40mph and it obliterated the tollbooth and it was still coming all the way through and people dodging, um to get out of the way. ‘ said witnesses Nicole Mathis and her son. “As it was about to hit the water, about 15 people jumped out. They were in the water, jumping out of the way and I mean the vehicle just hit the water hard,” witness Jack Lofland said. The car hit the tool booth with such force that it blew it apart. Families on the beach say they panicked as the surf continued toward children trying to get under the bumper of the car, all three of us, and we couldn’t find anyone,” Lofland said. Rescue workers say one child hit by the car in the water and taken to the hospital as a trauma alert but is now in a stable condition. As a precaution the four people in the car were also taken to the hospital. Witnesses say the adult man sitting in the driver’s seat appeared to be unconscious.”He was unconscious at that point and then he came to and seemed really upset,” Lofland said. “The woman in the front seat and the daughters in the back seat couldn’t get out and panicked. The Mr. in the front seat was unconscious,” Mathis said. The crowd helped the family out of the car. They say the two young girls in the back seat told them the driver who was driving her Stepfather is, had a seizure before the accident. “Apparently he said, ‘I’m going to have a fit,’ and they thought he was joking, but he really was having a fit, but they knew the whole time he was unconscious and couldn’t drive,” Matthias said. A spokesman for Volusia County Beach Safety said the four people in the car, including the driver, were not seriously injured and the child who was struck in the water is stable. Even when the tollbooth was hit, there was no one inside. The ramp was closed because the sand was soft, but it was quite the scare for dozens of people Sunday in Daytona Beach.

Volusia County Beach Safety was responding to the scene of an incident in which a vehicle hit a toll booth on International Speedway Boulevard on Sunday.

According to beach security officials, the driver appeared to have had some sort of medical episode before losing control.

Witnesses describe being on the beach just before 5pm when they heard the terrifying sound of a toll both breaking apart as the car crashed right through and headed in their direction.

Beachgoers surrounded a car after beach security officials said it went through the tollbooth at the International Speedway Boulevard beach ramp.

The car then drove into the sea and hit a child who was in the water, seriously injuring him.

“We heard a loud crash and when we turned around it was the car coming down the ramp at 40mph and it obliterated the tollbooth and it was still coming all the way through and people dodging, um to get out of the way. ‘ said witnesses Nicole Mathis and her son.

“As it was about to hit the water, about 15 people jumped out. They were in the water, jumping out of the way and I mean the vehicle just hit the water hard,” witness Jack Lofland said.

The car hit the tool booth with such force that it blew it apart.

Families on the beach say they panicked as it continued toward children in the surf

“I thought I saw a little boy in the front of the vehicle, about his size, so we were ⁠ ⁠ – we all ran forward and tried to get under the bumper of the car, all three of us, and we couldn’t find anyone ‘ said Lofland.

Rescue workers say a child was hit by the car in the water and taken to hospital as a trauma alert, but is now in stable condition.

The four people in the car were also taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Witnesses say the adult man in the driver’s seat appeared to be unconscious.

“He was unconscious at that point and then he came around and seemed really upset,” Lofland said.

“The woman in the front seat and the daughters in the back seat could not get out and panicked. The gentleman in the front seat was unconscious,” said Mathis.

The crowd helped the family out of the car.

They say the two young girls in the back seat told them that the driver, who is their stepfather, had a seizure before the accident.

“Apparently he said, ‘I’m going to have a fit,’ and they thought he was joking, but he really was having a fit, but they knew the whole time he was unconscious and couldn’t drive,” Matthias said.

A spokesman for Volusia County Beach Safety said the four people in the car, including the driver, were not seriously injured and the child who was hit in the water is stable.

Even when the tollbooth was hit, there was nobody inside.

The ramp was closed because the sand was soft, but it was quite the scare for dozens of people Sunday in Daytona Beach.

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