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Flagler Beach Business Owner Shane Kitchens Critically Injured by Motorcycle on A1A

| August 3, 2014

The collision took place at State Road A1A near South 12th Street in Flagler Beach. (© FlaglerLive)

The collision took place at State Road A1A near South 12th Street in Flagler Beach. (© FlaglerLive)

Last Updated: 3:51 p.m.

Shane Kitchens, a 37-year-old Flagler Beach resident and business owner, was in critical condition overnight after a motorcyclist struck him as Kitchens was crossing State Road A1A around 12:45 Sunday morning. Kitchens was a few blocks from his home on South Flagler Avenue.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kitchens was crossing A1A from the beach side toward town at South 12th Street in Flagler Beach (near Blue at the Topaz Restaurant) when Brian S. Freeman, 30, of Ormond Beach, struck him as he rode a 1996 Honda Shadow south on A1A. Freeman was seriously injured and transported by ground to Florida Hospital Flagler. He was wearing a helmet.

FHP says Volusia County’s Air One emergency helicopter was called in (Flagler County’s goes off duty overnight for lack of funds). It flew Kitchens to the trauma unit of Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach. Kitchens was in critical condition.

Kitchens is the owner of Platinum Pool & Patio Screening, a company he started last year. He is married and has two young sons. A recent image on his Facebook page shows him in his Platinum Pool t-shirt fishing with one of his sons at sunset on the Intracoastal.

The Flagler Beach Fire Department and Flagler County Fire Rescue’s Rescue 92 and Battalion 92 responded to the call.

Charges are pending, FHP says.

In mid-afternoon Sunday, Kattie Kitchens, Shane’s wife, posted the following update on Facebook: “I Just talked to the trauma surgeon. He’s not out of the clear yet. He has some bleeding on his brain and they said within the next week it could swell even more. He’s had multiple surgeries already, and could have up to almost 20 more on his leg, his hip sockets are broke, broken pelvic, sternums broke, broken ribs, his wrist are broke, and they said he’s still got a lot of parts they haven’t got to cause he’s so swollen, and there’s just too much trauma to address everything at once, their giving him more plasma now trying to play catch up w/all the blood he’s lost. I’ve been at the hospital with him since he got here, and still camped out in ICU. Sorry to tag everyone, everyone just keeps asking what’s going on. KEEP PRAYING♡ —”

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6 Responses for “Flagler Beach Business Owner Shane Kitchens Critically Injured by Motorcycle on A1A”

  1. Genie says:

    Prayers going up for all involved. Thanks for the updates.

  2. The Truth says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family and all others involved. I hope this turns out well for everyone involved.

  3. Shane murray says:

    my prayers are with you and you’re family Kattie, miss you, and hope all will be well!

  4. The Truth says:

    The following was posted today on Kattie Kitchen’s FB page:

    Shane just came out of surgery on his right leg, they weren’t really able to do much, because his blood platelets level were so low, from all the blood he’s lost. They cleaned it out, it had lots of sand/dirt in it, they had to take out more muscle, they said he’s probably not going to have much use of his foot and ankle, and still considering amputating it. BUT he’s alive and still fighting his fight, so I couldn’t be happier. Originally I was devastated with the thought of them taking his leg, but let’s look at the bigger picture, he’s ALIVE. He’s back in his room now, and their going to let him rest for the rest of the day, he’s too critical to attempt anything else. Keep praying people

    • Anonymous says:

      Our prayers will keep going till Shane is out of danger…we are keeping all of you in our prayers as well and hope all will turn out well!

      • Anonymous says:

        So sad to read this..we jus hired Shane two works ago. But I am also glad he will have life and loving friends to help with the road back
        Pat and Jill williams

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