Volusia County

WATCH: 5 hurt after man drives onto crowded Daytona Beach, crashes into ocean

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach lifeguards released new video Thursday of a crash that injured five people over the weekend.

Original report: Boy, 5, hurt after car crashes into surf along Daytona Beach

Volusia County Beach Safety officials said several people were taken to the hospital Sunday after a man drove onto crowded Daytona Beach and into the ocean.


The crash happened around 5 p.m. at the International Speedway Boulevard beach approach off Highway A1A.

Photos: Daytona Beach lifeguards release video showing 5 hurt after car crashes into ocean

Lifeguards said a white car crashed through a toll booth and into the ocean at a high rate of speed.

The toll booth was unoccupied at the time.

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A 5-year-old boy was in the water at the time and was injured by the car, lifeguards said.

The driver, identified as Christian Rivera-Rosado, 28, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was incoherent and didn’t recall events leading up to the crash, the report stated.

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Officials told Eyewitness News that they believe some sort of medical episode, possibly a seizure, may have caused Rivera-Rosado to lose control before crashing.

Rivera-Rosado was later cited with careless driving.

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