BREAKING: Mother and Two Children Struck by Car, All Three to be Airlifted
UPDATE: 4/1/2016, 6:18 P.M. – The Florida Highway Patrol has just released a preliminary report regarding today’s accident.
According to officials, 26-year-old William Cameron Perkins was driving his 2002 Jaguar southbound on Neff Lake Road, when he became distracted by a dropped cigarette, confirming earlier speculation. As result, Cameron’s vehicle struck 35-year-old Lacey Thomas and two of her three children – a 1-year-old boy, and a 3-year-old girl. Their 6-year-old sister was not struck by the vehicle. All three victims are listed in critical condition and have been airlifted St Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.
BROOKSVILLE – A mother and two young children have been struck by a vehicle in the area of 3330 Neff Lake Road. Fire Rescue is on the scene and are requested three helicopters to respond, due to the extent of the injuries.
Both children are reportedly unconscious at this time. The mother is conscious and breathing.
According to our sources, the driver of the vehicle dropped his cigarette and struck the three pedestrians.
We will continue to update this very tragic story as it develops.
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