Brevard County

Juvenile hospitalized after crashing car stolen from delivery driver in Cocoa, sheriff says

COCOA, Fla. — A juvenile in Cocoa is accused of carjacking a delivery driver and causing a serious car crash Friday night, according to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

Ivey said his deputies responded to the city of Cocoa after reports of a carjacking.

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Deputies said a juvenile fled after carjacking a delivery driver and the victim was dragged after being pulled from his car.

After fleeing the scene, the juvenile crashed into other vehicles in the area of Clearlake Road and Dixon Boulevard.

Ivey said injuries were reported to people in the other vehicles the juvenile crashed into.

The juvenile ran away from the crash and hid from deputies under an old broken-down camper on nearby property.

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K9s were used to track the juvenile, who was injured by the dogs biting him when he was found hiding, Ivey said.

The juvenile was flown by helicopter to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando for treatment of his injuries from the crash and dog bites.

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The incident remains under investigation and the age of the juvenile was not released by deputies.

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