Breaking News: 11 injured in collision between van & Votran bus in Daytona

Photos for Headline Surfer / The aftermath of a crash between a van and a Votran bus early Tuesday in Daytona Beach resulted in 11 injuries, but no fatalities
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- Eleven people were hurt early this morning when a stolen van crashed into a Votran bus in Daytona Beach, cops said.

A child on the bus was among the injured in the collision in the area of Orange Avenue and Lincoln Street.

The chaos began at 7:54 a.m. when the van ran a stop sign and crashed into the eastbound bus on Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach police Sgt. Kelsey Harris told Headline Surfer. The van ended up in a field while the bus hopped the sidewalk and then rolled to a stop along Orange Avenue.

Alexander “Woody” Ross, 48, the passenger in the stolen van, was hit by the bus when he tried to bail from the stolen van just before the crash, Harris said. And the van's driver, Robert D. Carbonell, 57, also ran from the crash scene but a neighborhood man tackled him and held him down until cops arrived and hauled him off to jail, the Daytona cop added.

The chaos began at 7:54 a.m. when the van ran a stop sign and crashed into the eastbound bus on Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach police Sgt. Kelsey Harris told Headline Surfer. The van ended up in a field while the bus hopped the sidewalk and then rolled to a stop along Orange Avenue.

Alexander “Woody” Ross, 48, the passenger in the stolen van, was hit by the bus when he tried to bail from the stolen van just before the crash, Harris said. And the van's driver, Robert D. Carbonell, 57, also ran from the crash scene but a neighborhood man tackled him and held him down until cops arrived and hauled him off to jail, the Daytona cop added.

Ten of the injured were on the bus and the 11th from the van. The child was among nine people taken to a hospital for treatment, though none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

 

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.