• Boy struck by car while crossing street in Orange County

    By: Jason Kelly


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A 14-year-old boy was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon while crossing a street, Orange County Fire Rescue said.

    The crash was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. at World Center Drive near South Apopka-Vineland Road.

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    Officials said the boy was struck in front of the Caribe Royale Orlando hotel while walking to a 7-Eleven convenience store.

    Firefighters said the child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a possible broken leg.

    "According to witnesses, the juvenile ran across the street into the path of a vehicle," Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes said. "The driver is not at fault and will not be cited."

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    The crash remains under investigation.

    No other details were given.

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