Port Orange officer hits motorist on scooter

Tarps cover the front of a Port Orange police cruiser after it hit a scooter on Dunlawton Avenue, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (PHOTO/Jerry Hume, Staff)

 

Motorcyclist hit by Port Orange officer, ejected in crash

By Jerry Hume, Reporter
Last Updated: Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:11 PM
PORT ORANGE —
Dunlawton Avenue reopens after a police officer struck a motorcyclist in Volusia County.
It happened around 12:50 a.m. Sunday on Dunlawton Avenue at Village Trail, near Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Officer Silvio Portillo, 27, was westbound on Dunlawton Avenue he struck Andrew McIlvain, 39, on a motorcycle, which looked like a scooter.
McIlvain was ejected onto the cruiser’s hood and windshield.
He was rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center with critical injuries. The officer sustained minor injuries in the crash.
The westbound lanes of Dunlawton were closed for several hours as law enforcement investigated. The road reopened around 7 a.m.
The crash remains under investigation.
 
Update
Man in critical condition after Port Orange officer hits scooter

 Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a crash involving a Port Orange police officer and a man on a motorized scooter.
Troopers said Officer Silvio Portillo, 27, was heading westbound on Dunlawton Avenue just before 1 a.m. Sunday and struck the back of Andrew McIlvain’s scooter.
Mcilvain was ejected from the scooter and was taken to Halifax Medical Center in critical condition.
Portillo was taken to Halifax Port Orange to be treated for minor injuries.

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