A Boy Scouts Group Survives Fiery Crash in South Florida
MIAMI SHORES, FL – According to an online news report at local10.com, a group of boy scouts survived a fiery accident that occurred over the weekend on the Florida Turnpike in Okeechobee County, Florida.*
A boy scouts troop from southern Florida was able to survive a fiery crash over the weekend that happened on the Florida Turnpike in Okeechobee County.
According to police, the accident occurred right before noon in the southern lanes of the roadway close to Fort Drum Plaza as a boy scouts troop from Saint Rose of Lima in Miami Shores was returning home after a camping trip.
A father of one of the boys feels lucky that his son returned home. "I was destroyed. I just started crying right then," said a man whose seventeen year-old son sustained injuries in the accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a truck carrying produce crashed into a vehicle that was towing a trailer. The father notes that his son was riding in the vehicle towing the trailer in addition to another boy scout and their scoutmaster.
"He was sleeping in the backseat and he woke up to this horrific accident,” said the father. According to the father, the accident was so violent and forceful that his son became unconscious and needed to be extracted by a good Samaritan and another scout who was following behind them in another vehicle.
"He jumped out of the car and pulled my son out and pulled the driver out, and the lady [saw] all this and she helped," the father said. "And I guess my son was upset. He called me. Everything burned up - his cellphone, all their clothes, all the Boy Scout equipment. Everything is gone."
The teen survived the wreck as well as the other occupants of the vehicle. The other group of boy scouts following the vehicle that was hit were not injured in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation by the local police. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
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