Daytona Beach personal injury attorney alerts: Child struck, killed on Daytona Beach

Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Attorneys. A 4-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries after a car ran her over on Daytona Beach over the weekend.

Florida personal injury attorney alerts- Young pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in a traffic crash on Daytona Beach.

Daytona Beach, FL—A tragic traffic accident involving a sedan and a young child occurred on Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Volusia County, Florida. The 4-year-old female pedestrian was hit by the car on Daytona Beach and killed on impact, according to information provided by

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers reported a Lincoln Town Car, driven by 66-year-old Barbara Worley, driving on Daytona Beach near Sun Splash Park when she allegedly knocked a young child down. When witnesses at the scene apparently instructed Worley to stop her vehicle, she “panicked” and impulsively pressed down on the gas, subsequently running 4-year-old Ellie Bland over. While numerous bystanders promptly notified police officials of the horrifying pedestrian-involved accident via 911 calls, Bland sadly suffered traumatic injuries, which proved fatal upon impact of the crash.

Reports noted that this particular traffic crash-related fatality was the first to occur on Daytona Beach and while criminal charges were not expected with regards to the collision, citations are pending the outcome of accident investigations. According to a tourist on the scene, “It is kind of neat (to drive on the beach,) but it does seem a little dangerous.”

Statistics provided by the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), revealed that 14 of the 490 pedestrian fatalities reported throughout Florida in 2008 occurred in Volusia County.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Lawyers.