Driver runs over boy, 4, on Florida beach


4-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was run over while at Ormond Beach, Volusia County Beach Patrol officials said.

The incident happened Sunday around 3 p.m. The 19-year-old driver from Sanford, was driving 5 to 10 mph on the beach, officials said. 

The child was on a boogie board when the water pushed him toward the traffic lane. The driver initially stopped, then the driver lost track of the child and that’s when the boy got off the boogie board and ran into the front bumper of the vehicle while it was moving and ran over the child’s stomach, officials said. 

The boy was conscious when he was taken to the hospital. It’s unclear what his condition is right now.

This is a developing story. Check WFTV.com for updates. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Delta passenger with multiple sclerosis says airline employees tied her to wheelchair
Delta passenger with multiple sclerosis says airline employees tied her to wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to her wheelchair because she can’t sit up on her own and they didn’t have the chair she needed. Maria Saliagas travels to Europe with her husband every year. When she was diagnosed with MS five years ago, she didn’t want to break her tradition of traveling...
U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump travel order 3.0
U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump travel order 3.0

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wades into one of the more controversial policy matters of the Trump Administration, as the Justices will hear arguments on the merits of the revised effort by President Donald Trump to block certain foreign nationals from traveling to the United States, what critics often deride as his &ldquo...
WATCH: Car thieves abduct 6-year-old from day care parking lot
WATCH: Car thieves abduct 6-year-old from day care parking lot

A 6-year-old child was abducted early Tuesday after two car thefts at a Georgia day care, authorities said.  About five minutes after the car thefts, the child was seen on surveillance video walking back to the Childcare Network Daycare, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said. It’s not known where he was abandoned. ...
'Tick explosion' coming this summer, expert warns
'Tick explosion' coming this summer, expert warns

Now that summer is just around the corner, experts are warning that ticks will be coming back in full force. One tick expert in New England told Boston's WFXT that the warmer weather will cause what he called a "tick explosion." The tiny, pesky and possibly harmful arachnids are about to spring into action, and everyone should be...
Atlanta’s ex-mayor Kasim Reed doles out $500k in bonuses, gifts on way out
Atlanta’s ex-mayor Kasim Reed doles out $500k in bonuses, gifts on way out

Just days before former Mayor Kasim Reed left office, his administration showered select city employees with more than $518,000 in bonuses, and gifts that were presented during an “executive holiday party” at City Hall. >> Read more trending news  The spending spree has left the police union outraged, taxpayers fuming and council...
More Stories