Official: Children hurt by electric trolley at Kissimmee Halloween event

4:30 p.m. update:

The city of Kissimmee has provided an update to Channel 9.

While the electric trolley was outside of the business, it was not intentionally set up for a photo opportunity, according to city spokesperson James Napier.

“Through the night, several families and children were getting on the cart and having their pictures taken since it was in the area. Unfortunately, the cart did go into reverse and the crash occurred,” Napier said.

Original story:

Some unexpected scary moments unfolded at a planned Halloween event in downtown Kissimmee Friday night.


Several children were hurt after a stationary, electric-powered golf cart, set up for guests to take photos on, slipped into reverse and struck them, according to city spokesperson James Napier.

Napier said a child was sitting on the cart at the time.

It happened shortly after 9 p.m. near Broadway and Dakin Avenue during “Boo on Broadway.”

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Napier said that the electric cart, resembling a trolley, is owned by a local business.

A medical helicopter flew one child to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, as precaution, Napier said.

He added that none of the injuries were serious and that all children who were struck by the electric cart are expected to recover.

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“To be clear, a vehicle did not break through our safety perimeter, and this was an isolated accident,” Napier told Channel 9.

The Kissimmee Police Department is investigating the crash.

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