Car hits, injures 2 children on bicycles in east Orange County

Two boys were hit by a car Wednesday morning while riding their bicycles to school in east Orange County, troopers say.The crash happened just before 8 a.m. on Alafaya Club Drive at Lokanotosa Trail. Troopers said the boys, ages 8 and 5, were...

Car hits, injures 2 children on bicycles in east Orange County

Two boys were hit by a car Wednesday morning while riding their bicycles to school in east Orange County, troopers say.The crash happened just before 8 a.m. on Alafaya Club Drive at Lokanotosa Trail. Troopers said the boys, ages 8 and 5, were...

01 mart 2017 Wednesday 11:23
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Car hits, injures 2 children on bicycles in east Orange County

Two boys were hit by a car Wednesday morning while riding their bicycles to school in east Orange County, troopers say.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. on Alafaya Club Drive at Lokanotosa Trail. 

Troopers said the boys, ages 8 and 5, were headed to a nearby elementary school and crossing the road when they were struck by a red Nissan Maxima.

The children weren’t wearing helmets and received minor injuries, Trooper Steven Montiero said. Their mother took them to a hospital for treatment. It’s unclear what school the boys attend.

Monteiro said speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash and the driver stayed at the scene. 

Troopers were blocking traffic in the area while investigating.

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