GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Four children were hospitalized after a car came out of gear, rolled backward and struck the kids as they played in a neighbor's yard.
Authorities said two of the children sustained critical injuries in the accident Sunday afternoon in north Hall County.
The Times reports that 8-year-old Julian Rangeo; and 5-year-old Sebastian Rangeo were flown by helicopter to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where they were in stable condition late Sunday night.
One-year-olds Emilee Guerra and Savannah Brown were taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Guerra was later discharged, and Brown was transferred to Children's Healthcare.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper 1st Class Brodie Forrester said all of the children who were injured live in the neighborhood, and had gathered in the yard to play.
VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A small plane crash-landed on a remote Florida Gulf Coast beach, killing a Georgia man and critically injuring his 9-year-old daughter as they walked along the shore.
The 1972 Piper Cherokee lost a wheel, damaged a wing and smashed its propeller shortly after making a distress call about 2:45 p.m. Sunday to Venice Municipal Airport. Caspersen Beach is just south of the airport, at the southern tip of the island of Venice.
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry and his daughter Oceana. They said a woman who was with the group was treated for cardiac arrest at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. They did not release her name or relationship to Irizarry and his daughter.
Officials told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/UFbNop ) the victims were either hit by the plane or its debris.
Irizarry died at the scene. His daughter was airlifted to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Officials have not released further information about the victims, including the city in Georgia where they lived.
Sheriff's officials say the pilot radioed the airport that he was having trouble with the plane and was planning to land on the beach because he could not make it to the airport.
"He landed on the edge of the water," said Wendy Rose, a sheriff's office spokeswoman.
Officials say the pilot was Karl Kokomoor, 57, and the passenger was David Theen, 60, both of nearby Englewood, were not injured.
National Transportation and Safety Board investigators were headed to the site.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bob Jones plied his welding skills with SHECO Tuscaloosa for almost half a century. But at age 82, he said he decided that it's time to retire, ending a 471?2-year career with the company.