February 8, 2012
Bloomingdale High Student Ran Over By Car In School Parking Lot
Bloomingdale High School student Dylan Michael Torrie, 14, of Brandon, is in stable condition after he was run over and wedged underneath a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Tuesday afternoon at the school parking lot, suffering only minor injuries to his legs, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received an emergency call around 3:19 p.m., and Hillsborough County Fire Heavy Rescue responded to the scene and lifted the car off Torrie. He was then airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, where he received treatment for injuries to his legs.
According to HCSO spokesperson Larry McKinnon, Torrie was playing a joke on 16-year-old Kelsey Frye, who was driving the Jeep and waiting in a line of traffic that was exiting the student parking lot.
At some point while traffic was stopped, Torrie slipped around the front of the Jeep and laid on the roadway across the front of the Jeep. As traffic began to move, Frye pulled forward and drove over Torrie, investigators said.
Torrie indicated he did this as a joke, McKinnon said.
Hillsborough County School Board is conducting a review of the incident.
Although the investigation continues, Frye is not currently charged.