Seminole County

Blood drive held for Seminole County firefighter injured in motorcycle crash

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A tragic accident has rallied the community together to help a family in need.

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Seminole County firefighter Connor Fernandez was involved in a horrific motorcycle crash, and now his fellow firefighters are doing what they can to help him and his family.

Fernandez was in a serious life-threatening motorcycle accident with another vehicle while off duty last week.

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The 25-year-old is slowly recovering from brain trauma.

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Fernandez has received 82 units of blood, which is around 10 gallons. The average adult body holds about 10 units.

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Fernandez has served as a firefighter for Seminole County since 2020.

In addition to Thursday’s blood drive, a GoFundMe page has also been set up to help Fernandez’s family.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.

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