3 people struck by vehicle in Apopka

Collision happened at South Thompson Road, East First Street

APOPKA, Fla. - Two children and a woman were injured after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening in Apopka, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Betty Ramsford, 31, was on the east shoulder of Thompson Road around 7:30 p.m. with a 9-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy, waiting to cross the street.

The trio waited for a vehicle to pass, then stepped into the road in the direct path of a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 23-year-old Brandon Klein, according to the report.

Troopers said Klein was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the three pedestrians, who were not in a crosswalk or intersection.

Klein cooperated with the investigation and is not facing charges, the report said.

Ramsford and the two children suffered minor injuries. She was taken to Florida Hospital Apopka for treatment and the boys were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Klein was not injured.

It was originally reported by authorities that three children were injured. This story has since been updated.


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