2 Children Hurt in Bus-Stop Hit-and-Run; SUV Flips on US1, Injuring a Woman
FlaglerLive | April 10, 2013
It’s been a disturbingly busy Wednesday morning for police and rescue authorities in Flagler County.
A first-grader and a kindergartner were hurt when an SUV pulling a trailer struck them at their F-Section bus stop at 8:16 a.m. Almost at the same time, a Palm Coast woman driving an SUV north on U.S. 1, near Seminole Woods, flipped and crashed in the southbound lanes, and was ejected. She was taken to Halifax hospital’s trauma unit in Daytona Beach.
The collision involving the two children took place at the bus stop at Frontier Drive and Fountain Gate Lane as the two boys were waiting for their school bus to Old Kings Elementary.
“A vehicle with a trailer turned the corner there, and knocked the two kids over,” Mike Judd, the school district’s senior director of facilities, who oversees the transportation department, said. One of the students was treated and released to his parents at the scene, Judd said. The other was transported by ground to Florida Hospital Flagler with non-serious injuries.
The SUV kept going after the collision.
A Flagler County Sheriff’s official said the trailer-pulling SUV was quickly stopped, and the driver said he was unaware of what had happened at the bus stop.
In the U.S.1 wreck, Danielle Bazard, 50, was driving a Toyota 4 Runner SR5 north at 8:18 or so when she lost control–for unknown reasons–swerved into the grassy, dewy median, and flipped. Bazard was ejected, and was momentarily lying, immobile, on the pavement. But when paramedics arrived she was conscious, though suffering from various injuries, including to the head.
The wreck took place about 50 yards south of the Mobil station at the intersection with County Road 304. It closed the southbound lanes to traffic from 8:20 to 9:15 a.m. The Palm Coast Fire Police controlled traffic. Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Bunnell Fire Department responded, as did the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP is in charge of the investigation, which is ongoing. Roger’s Towing towed the wreckage.
As of 9:15, all roads were back to normal.
The F-Section incident was the second hit-and-run incident in Palm Coast in three days. Monday morning, bicyclist Terrance Conley was seriously injured when he was struck by 19-year-old Marquis Norwood’s Dodge. Norwood was later found at Daytona State College, where he was attending a class.
Later today at the Flagler County Courthouse, Jamesine Fischer, the wife of school board member John Fischer, is scheduled to be sentenced for the 2011 hit-and-run incident that led to the death of Francoise Pecqueur on Palm Coast’s Columbia Lane. Fischer pleaded guilty to the hit-and-run with a death charge the last day of February. She will serve at least 21 months in prison, or a maximum of 36 months. Judge J. David Walsh is conducting the sentencing at 1:30 p.m.