Miami Shores Boy Scout Troop Involved In Okeechobee County Accident; 2 Injured

Report says a Miami Shores Boy Scout troop narrowly avoided disaster along the Florida Turnpike when the car they were riding in was involved in a fiery crash. The accident involved a semi-truck just south of Orlando, leaving two people with minor injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol and Okeechobee County Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along the southbound lanes near the Fort Drum Service Plaza.

According to a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Miami, there were seven Boy Scouts from Troop 305 based out of Saint Rose of Lima and four adults in the car. It was reported that they were returning home from a camping trip at the time.

Report says the troop ran from the car after the incidence, and two minutes later the truck exploded.

Officials said one adult and one child suffered minor injuries.

“One of the Scouts was hurt, and one of the Scout leaders was hurt, but not seriously,” said Scott Smith, whose son, a Boy Scout, was in the car but was not hurt.

They were taken to an Orlando-area hospital for treatment and were soon released.

It remains unknown if either of the drivers will face any charges, as the investigation continues.


Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “Our hearts go out to the victims that were injured in this crash.    We hope that the two victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and that they have a speedy recovery.  It is also important for those involved to contact an experienced auto accident attorney that knows how to help them through this difficult time.”

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