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Literal Landing Blvd. for Fire Flight Helicopter and Paralyzed Car Crash Patient

| April 2, 2012

Fire Flight taking off with one patient at Landing Blvd. Monday afternoon. (© FlaglerLive)

It had all the looks of a fender-bender, if that. For 50-year-old Roy Bresloff of Palm Coast, it wasn’t: he was airlifted, with early reports that he’d been paralyzed from the waist down. (Those reports, first relayed to a dispatcher, have not been confirmed.)

At 4:15 Monday afternoon, Bresloff was at the wheel of a white Ford Edge, waiting for the light to change to leave the Target shopping center in Palm Coast. He was at Landing Blvd. (the entrance to the shopping center) and State Road 100. With him were Alesha Bresloff, 35, and three children (ages 13, 6 and 4).

The light changed. Bresloff was rear-ended by Jane Golden, 67, a Flagler Beach resident at the wheel of a black Hyundai SUV, though not violently: the two cars were in close proximity, no significant speed was involved. Nevertheless a shock was involved, and there was this: Bresloff had, in September, had thoracic spinal surgery. The rear-ending may have aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Authorities shut down State Road 100 at Landing Blvd. to make it a landing zone for Fire Flight, the county’s emergency operations helicopter. Bresloff was lifted off at 4:40 p.m., and traffic soon resumed. No one else in the two cars was injured.

at 5:06 p.m., Fire Flight was on its way back from Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach. Charges are pending against Golden.

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5 Responses for “Literal Landing Blvd. for Fire Flight Helicopter and Paralyzed Car Crash Patient”

  1. Rocky Mac says:

    So what the f is the big hurry? This is really tragic.

  2. Mitzi Gee says:

    Oh… so sad and horrible for the man who was paralyzed. Its amazing that a small accident can injure a person so terribly. :(

  3. palmcoaster says:

    I see often accidents in around Town Center lately/Rte 100…what is the rush. Are our sheriff deputies patrolling that area ? Looks like is needed some traffic law enforcement there.

    • Angie says:

      Deputies patrol? When has that ever happened? Oh, wait,. It happens on election day, so once every 4 years.

  4. Charlie Ericksen, Jr says:

    Four days prior to this accident, I was stopped, at the same light awaiting a green signal. I just happened to look in the rear view mirror, and coming up quickly behind me was a white , previously damaged Saturn. Sensing that he was not going to stop, I immediately turned a sharp right, accelerated, and tried to get out of his path. He hit the brakes, skidded 100 feet, leaving tire marks, missed me by inches, and then proceeded by me, while the light was still red. The other “accident” reported by Flaglerlive, involving a mustang, “accelerating on a wet road” occurred just a few 100 feet away. That was no accident ..just heavy foot on the accelerator …Speed limit in the area is too high..

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