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Serious injuries in late-night crash on boat owned by senator



At least three people were injured early Tuesday in an accident on Lake Maitland near Orlando on a boat registered to a company owned by Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs.

Simmons was not on the watercraft, but he told the Orlando Sentinel that his daughter was and that she was taken to a hospital with a broken leg. The newspaper quoted a local law enforcement official as saying that alcohol "may have been a factor" in the crash of the Sea-Doo boat shortly before 1 a.m. and that as many as eight people were on the boat at the time of the crash.

WESH-Channel 2 in Orlando reported the boat crashed into the dock of a lakefront home.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:26am]


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