Multi-vehicle wreck kills 5, including 1-year-old

On Behalf of | Nov 1, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Losing anyone in a car accident in Florida is tragic. However, the loss seems all the more tragic when small children are involved. Sadly, a recent multi-vehicle crash near Plant City killed five people, including a 1-year-old child.

Accident details

The crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. A 2015 Ford Explorer was heading north along SR-39 in Hillsborough County when it crossed the center line and collided nearly head-on with a 2021 Nissan Frontier. The Frontier was then struck by a tractor-trailer. The report said the pickup was in the southbound lanes of the road with no lights illuminating it, so it was hard for the semi-driver to see the pickup and react in time to avoid a collision.

In the initial impact, the driver of the Explorer and a 1-year-old and 12-year-old were also killed, along with a 56-year-old female passenger. The SUV also had three other passengers, listed as females between the against of 5 and 31, and each suffered serious injuries. The driver of the Frontier pickup was killed when the tractor-trailer struck his vehicle, but the driver of the semi was not injured.

Seeking monetary relief

Authorities do not know why the SUV driver crossed the center line, and nothing was mentioned regarding possible intoxication on the part of the driver. The report also stated that all drivers and passengers were wearing their seatbelts. Still, the accident may not have happened were it not for the SUV driver crossing the center line. In order to pursue financial damages for their injuries and losses, those adversely affected by this tragedy will need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida.

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