A recent car accident caused injuries to three children, and one is fighting for their life. The two-car crash occurred in Jacksonville. Florida authorities were called out to the scene to conduct an investigation. Preliminary reports suggest that the driver of a truck ran a red light while traveling through an intersection.
The accident happened on a recent Monday afternoon. According to reports, the children and their mother were traveling in a van in the northbound direction. The driver of a truck reportedly ran a red light at an intersection while the van was making a left tur, and the truck hit the van on the driver’s side. The children’s mother and the driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and were treated.
A 1-year-old and a 7-year-old were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. A 5-year-old is being treated at UF Health for life-threatening injuries. It’s not known if the driver of the truck will face any charges, but the investigation is still continuing.
Being injured a car crash is traumatizing under any circumstances. It’s even more traumatizing for parents to learn that their young children were seriously injured. While the children continue to receive treatment, the mother may decide to initiate legal action against the driver of the truck to seek recovery of financial damages sustained. The injured children may be required to continue outpatient medical treatment and incur even more expenses once released from the hospital. The civil court system in Florida may award monetary relief if evidence documents that the driver of the truck operated in a negligent manner that caused or materially contributed to the children’s injuries.
Source: news4jax.com, “3 kids hurt, 1 critically, in Beach Blvd. crash“, Francesca Amiker, Sept. 23, 2014