February 10, 2013

Accident on Grassy Key with airlift

(Photo courtesy of Sheriff’s Sgt. Evan Calhoun)
Deputies and FHP troopers responded to the 57.6 mile marker on Grassy Key to an accident with injuries at 11:30 p.m. A sport utility vehicle rolled over after having been struck by another vehicle. There were six people inside the SUV; initial reports from dispatchers say they were three children and three adults. One small child was seriously injured and was airlifted by Trauma Star to Miami Children’s Hospital. Two other people were taken to Fishermen’s Hospital for treatment of relatively minor injuries. The roadway was obstructed until about 3 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the case.

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  1. This tragedy continues, while the Marathon Paramedics, Trauma Star, family members and an unnamed bystander worked heroically to save a child's life without asking for recognition or praise, a Border Patrol Agent is attempting to take credit for these TRUE heroes by claiming that he SAVED the child's life when, in fact, he did nothing other than direct traffic and witness a blood draw. It is possible, that because of these claims, the Agent could be given an award, even a medal for saving the life of the child. Where is the integity and honor that a true hero displays? I would gladly pin a medal on the unnamed bystander who rendered aid then slid back into the night or the paramedics and flight crew who actually provided care. A true hero is measured by his actions not his swagger.

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