Minivan strikes 3 children, 2 adults at Lynx bus stop in Orange County

in Orange County News & Events


Three children and two adults were struck by a minivan that drove off the road Friday morning in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported at a Lynx bus stop on Silver Star Road at Powers Drive in Pine Hills.

The FHP said the victims were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions have not been released.

According to troopers, Joseph Charitable, 54, of Orlando, lost control of his vehicle for an unknown reason and struck a bench and five pedestrians at the bus stop.

Video from the scene showed a white minivan in the grass next to a power pole, with power lines draping down next to the sidewalk.