Daughter of Leon County Deputy Hit By Truck on Halloween

Maddie Jordan dressed as Bill Belichick
Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-05 05:31:24-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee child is hit by a truck on Halloween while trick-or-treating. 

Eleven-year-old Maddie Jordan, the daughter of Grady Jordan who recently became the spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff's Office, is recovering from her injuries.

The driver of the pick-up truck is now charged. 

It was Halloween night. A group of parents and about 15-20 children including Maddie Jordan were trick-or-treating. They were equipped with glow sticks and flashlights. A hayride carried the children along the way. 

Then, a pick-up truck hit Maddie on Argyle Lane.

It's a nightmare for her father who was also there. He is staying positive and says his daughter is strong.

"There's some broken bones," said Jordan. "We are still assessing the seriousness of her injuries. She sustained some blunt force trauma to her head as well. So, we haven't determined the full extent. We are very lucky. We are very blessed that we are assessing injuries, and we are not planning funerals."

Maddie is a sixth-grader at Holy Comforter Episcopal School. Her friends made her a prayer chain filled with notes to help her heal.

Maddie's dad says she has been a fan of the Patriots for a while.

"We followed Bryan Stork who was a center at FSU a couple of years ago," said Jordan. "He's the center for the Patriots. He's been out for a little bit on the disabled list. That is her favorite player. Since he's her favorite player. She's become a huge Patriots fan."

Stork reached out to Maddie to earlier this week to wish her well.

On Halloween, she was even dressed as Patriots' Head Coach Bill Belichick.

Jordan says the outpouring of support is wonderful and says they can't thank the community enough.

Meanwhile, charges have been filed against the woman law enforcement officers say is responsible for the crash.

Thirty-one-year-old Amy Holton of Monticello is charged in the crash. She has since bonded out of the Leon County Jail.

According to the arrest affidavit, deputies arrived at the scene of the accident on Argyle Lane at 8:52 p.m. and found Holton slumped over the steering wheel of the pick-up truck. 

They asked her if she was okay. She told them she was alright, just a little shaken up. 

Deputies say she did not pass three field sobriety exercises. While on scene, Holton told them she had taken Vicodin and medication for anxiety that morning. 

Holton told them she takes the medication for the pain sustained from a car accident she was in two weeks ago. 

She also told them she did not drink alcohol prior to the crash, and the results of two tests showed no alcohol on her breath. A blood test was also administered and put into evidence. 

Based on her sobriety exercises, deputies arrested her. Holton's charges include DUI with serious bodily injury.