DAVIE (CBSMiami) — A group of teens who helped rescue several people from a rolled over van have received a special recognition award from Gov. Rick Scott.

Monday morning Gov. Scott stopped at Western High School in Davie and presented the 20 students with the Florida Highway Patrol Certification of Appreciation.  The governor said the students’ actions showed courage and selflessness.

The accident happened on May 11th as the students were on their way to the prom.  The students were in a limo on I-595 when a van flipped over in front of them near Hiatus Road.

The limo driver Danny Izzi, who also received an appreciation award, got out of the limo and rushed over to help as did the teens.  Working together they were able to open the van’s doors to rescue the seven people, including two kids, who were stuck inside.

The students were also previously honored by the Rotary Club of Weston.

Gov. Scott then visited The Rick and Rita Case Boys and Girls Club in Davie where he spoke about the benefits of the Florida Families First budget. He was joined by President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club Brian Quail, Florida State Senator Christopher Smith, Davie Mayor Judy Paul and other local community leaders.

Gov. Scott is scheduled to be in Boca Raton in the afternoon to to attend a Quick Response Training Budget Highlight event where he is expected to talk about the funding and job growth through the Florida Families First budget.

At his last stop in South Florida, Gov. Scott will go to Florida Atlantic University to meet with the president of the school, Dennis Crudele.


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