Medical helicopter struck by suspected drunk driver

Drunk Driver In Floriduh Hits Medical Helicopter In Osceola County, Floriduh.


A medical helicopter responding to a crash was struck by an alleged drunk driver in Kissimmee early Wednesday.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. on U.S. Highway 192, near State Road 429.

  • Medical helicopter was responding to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash
  • Troopers said Cameron Sunderly, 20, hit the rear helicopter rotor
  • Sunderly was arrested for DUI

The chopper was called to the scene of a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian. According to troopers, the helicopter landed on the roadway, and a driver went through a roadblock, hitting the tail of the chopper.

The helicopter was damaged at the rear rotor and had to be towed away.

FHP said that the pedestrian injured in the initial crash was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

The driver whose vehicle hit the helicopter was identified as Cameron Sunderly, 20, of Clermont.  According to the crash report, troopers could smell alcohol on his breath. Troopers had him perform a field sobriety test.

Sunderly was arrested and charged with DUI. He was taken to the Orange County Jail.

Both crashes remain under investigation.


First of all it is stupid to drink and drive. CALL A TAXI, FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER OR UBER. Secondly, how dumb do you have to be to hit a freaking helicopter in the middle of the road with police lights? Sounds like this guy shouldn’t even be driving sober.

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