Man survives 40-foot fall fleeing cops
The young man kicked an officer, ran from a traffic stop, and blindly jumped over a retention wall
By Millard K. Ives
The Daily Commercial
CLERMONT, Fla. — A 20-year-old man survived a 40-foot fall with minor injuries during a police pursuit this week in Clermont.
The fall took place after Brian Nicholas Hall ran from a traffic stop but failed to notice -- in the dark -- a 40-foot drop on the other side of a retention wall in front of him as police warned him to stop running. Hall was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for his injuries.
The traffic stop occurred just after 1 a.m. Monday as a vehicle Hall was riding in was traveling west on Oakley Seaver Boulevard . An officer noticed the license tags on the vehicle had expired and stopped it.
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