Two Teens Seriously Injured in Collision With Florida Highway Patrol Vehicle

After Friday night’s collision, the children, Rebecca Anton, 14, of Davie, and Brooke Bruyning, 13, of Cooper City, were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, the Highway Patrol said

By Juan Ortega
|  Saturday, Feb 2, 2013  |  Updated 8:49 PM EDT
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Two Teens Seriously Injured in Collision With FHP Car

Two teenagers were seriously injured when a disabled golf cart they were in was struck by an unmarked Florida Highway Patrol car along a dark roadway in Davie, the Highway Patrol said Saturday.

After Friday night’s collision, the children, Rebecca Anton, 14, of Davie, and Brooke Bruyning, 13, of Cooper City, were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, the Highway Patrol said.

Their latest conditions weren’t released.

The crash happened about 9:40 p.m. Friday, as the unmarked Highway Patrol vehicle, driven by 41-year-old James Robinson, headed eastbound on Southwest 26th Street.

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The golf cart the children were riding in wasn’t working: It was being pushed eastbound by three other youths as Anton and Bruyning sat in it, the Highway Patrol said. The golf cart also was on Southwest 26th Street, ahead of the trooper vehicle.

That area -- Southwest 26th Street and 113 Southwest Terrace -- has no lighting, the Highway Patrol said.

But when Robinson saw the golf cart, he braked and attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid colliding with the golf cart, the agency said.

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The right front of the unmarked 2006 Ford Crown Victoria collided with the left rear of the golf cart. Robinson stopped his vehicle, the agency said.

The golf cart rotated clockwise and came to a rest against a guardrail on the south side of the roadway.

The three children who were pushing the golf cart -- Robert Anton, 16, of Davie, Sean Narup, 15, of Davie, and Olivia Booher, 14, of Weston -- were unhurt, the agency said.

The collision remains under investigation.

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