Father describes horror after boy’s car runs over boy in ocean on Florida beach

Hugo Alamos, standing with his family on Daytona Beach, first heard what sounded like a “bomb,” then was horrified to see his 5-year-old son disappear under a barrel of cars as he stopped next to him. . the sea

The people scattered and ran out of the way, but his son David could not go fast enough.

“A few seconds later I saw my little boy come out from under the car,” Alamos said Monday in Spanish. “My son had two open cuts, one in his right arm and one on his chest.”

A Car Went Through A Tollbooth On The International Speedway Boulevard Beach Approach In Daytona Beach On Sunday, Injuring A 5-Year-Old Boy.  This Photo Was Taken Shortly After The Accident.

A car went through a tollbooth on the International Speedway Boulevard Beach Approach in Daytona Beach on Sunday, injuring a 5-year-old boy. This photo was taken shortly after the accident.

David Alamos, 5, Of Nashville, Tennessee, Smiles As He Leaves Halifax Health Medical Center In Daytona Beach Monday Afternoon.  David Was Injured By A Car That Hit The Beach And Plunged Into The Sea.  The Boy Suffered Open Wounds On His Chest And Arm.David Alamos, 5, Of Nashville, Tennessee, Smiles As He Leaves Halifax Health Medical Center In Daytona Beach Monday Afternoon.  David Was Injured By A Car That Hit The Beach And Plunged Into The Sea.  The Boy Suffered Open Wounds On His Chest And Arm.

David Alamos, 5, of Nashville, Tennessee, smiles as he leaves Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach Monday afternoon. David was injured by a car that hit the beach and plunged into the sea. The boy suffered open wounds on his chest and arm.

Alamos, of Nashville, Tennessee, said she picked up her boy and called for help. Beach patrol officers and paramedics arrived to help, he said.

“They (medical staff) closed his open wounds but he’s still very scared,” Alamos said of her son. “He’s doing a lot better.”

Alamos spoke about the incident at Halifax Health Medical Center on Monday. He said that his son was released from the hospital later that day.

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The driver may have had a seizure.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officials released a report Monday saying the car’s driver, 28-year-old Christian Rivera Rosado of Springfield, Massachusetts, apparently suffered a seizure and lost control of his Nissan Altima. . The car crashed into an empty tollbooth on the International Speedway Boulevard beach approach and went onto the beach and into the ocean.

Rivera Rosado’s wife, Yasira de Jesus Guzman, was in the front passenger seat, and two girls — 10 and 13 — were in the back seat of the car when it crashed onto the beach, Ocean Rescue officials said in their report.

Officials said the occupants of the car were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Remains Of The Tollbooth Could Be Seen Monday In A Dumpster On The International Speedway Boulevard Beach Approach.  On Sunday Afternoon, A Car Drove Through The Area, Injuring A 5-Year-Old Boy.The Remains Of The Tollbooth Could Be Seen Monday In A Dumpster On The International Speedway Boulevard Beach Approach.  On Sunday Afternoon, A Car Drove Through The Area, Injuring A 5-Year-Old Boy.

The remains of the tollbooth could be seen Monday in a dumpster on the International Speedway Boulevard beach approach. On Sunday afternoon, a car drove through the area, injuring a 5-year-old boy.

Rivera Rosado, who said he did not remember the incident, was cited with reckless driving, the report said. He could not be reached for comment on Monday.

The crash remains under investigation, and Alamos said he’s still trying to process what he and his family and friends saw Sunday on Daytona Beach.

‘I felt they were not in the right place’

Alamos, his friends and their families, arrived at the beach just before Sunday’s crash. of that The family went down ahead of him as he found a place to park his van.

When he reached the beach, he was told that his four children were already in the sea with their friends, and he walked towards them to take them to another part of the beach.

“I just felt they weren’t in the right place and I was going to move them from where they were,” Alamos recalled. “But I heard something like a bomb going off, boom, and I turned and saw the car running toward the ocean.”

Debris From A Tollbooth Destroyed By An Out-Of-Control Car Is Scattered Along The Beach Approach To International Speedway Boulevard In Daytona Beach On Sunday.Debris From A Toll Booth That Was Destroyed By An Out-Of-Control Vehicle Is Scattered Along The Beach Approach To International Speedway Boulevard In Daytona Beach On Sunday.

Debris from a tollbooth destroyed by an out-of-control car is scattered along the Beach Approach to International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach on Sunday.

Alamos said people scattered and ran out of the way, but his youngest son, David, was thrown from the car.

“I was very scared for my son. I was also very scared for my wife, who is pregnant,” Alamos said. “It was just surreal.”

Other vehicles have crashed on the beach.

There have been other incidents where vehicles from nearby roads have crashed onto the beach, injuring people, including the death of a woman at Daytona Beach Shows.

In 2019, William Johnson, 82, of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, lost control of his vehicle while making a U-turn at Atlantic Avenue and Robert Road in Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida Highway Patrol investigators said.

Troopers said Johnson drove onto the shoulder of the road and was injured after crossing a parking lot. Break through the wooden fence and onto a section of ramp that leads to the beach Al Weeks Sr. at North Shore Park.

Johnson’s sport utility vehicle crashed. According to FHP, four children, all of them are being hospitalized.

The three children and Johnson were taken by ambulance to Halifax Health Medical Center, troopers said.

A 5-year-old girl suffered traumatic injuries and was airlifted to another hospital, troopers said.

In 2014, a 45-year-old North Carolina woman was walking on the beach with her family when a The motorcyclist rammed his car into the closed gate. Daytona Beach Shows on Dunlaton Avenue Beach Approach.

The woman’s family, including her children, managed to escape but were hit and killed, soldiers said.

This article originally appeared on the Daytona Beach News Journal: Daytona Florida car in sea: Father sees boy crash on beach