Judge Rules in Favor of Florida County in Boy’s Beach Death

October 17, 2014

A judge has ruled in favor of Volusia County in a family’s lawsuit over the death of their 4-year-old son who was fatally struck by a pickup truck on Daytona Beach.

In an order issued Friday, Judge Robert Rouse wrote that Aiden Patrick’s father was “aware of all the dangers” posed by vehicles driving on the beach. In fact, the judge said there was nothing the county could have done to make father more aware of the immediate danger for a child on the beach.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Aiden into the path of the truck as he ran after his father on the beach in July 2010.

The family’s attorney Lou Pendas says he’s filing a motion for the judge to reconsider.

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