DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A driver was arrested after a dump truck hit several vehicles near the Daytona International Speedway, causing traffic delays, according to the Daytona Beach Fire Department.
A spokesperson with the department said there were 11 patients, three of whom were taken to the hospital. It is not clear how badly they were hurt.
According to Daytona Beach police, the dump driver ran from the scene but was later arrested. Investigators said that driver — identified as Thomas Somersall, 46 — will be charged with multiple counts of hit and run.
Police said Somersall’s license had been revoked at the time of the crash because he had failed to pay a traffic fine.
Police could not say how many vehicles were involved in the wreck. Officers are investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash — though, according to the police report, a field sobriety test did not offer any indicators that Somersall was under the influence.
Eastbound traffic on International Speedway Boulevard was slowed down as a result of the crash.
BREAKING: Major car accident involving eight or more cars has traffic eastbound on International Speedway reduced to one lane. Ax happened about 20 minutes ago. @DaytonaBchPD on scene. Not sure how many injuries at this point. @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/VBDOVIMS4N— Molly Reed (@Mollyreednews) July 30, 2021