Alachua County, FL - 4 Killed, Including Infant, in Waldo Road Head-On Crash
By: FL Accident News Blog as Blog Post
Alachua County, FL (November 18, 2019) - Four people, including a child, were killed in a tragic head-on crash in Alachua County. The crash took place on Saturday, November 16th on Waldo Road.
According to troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, a family of four from Georgia was traveling along Waldo Road when they were hit by a Hyundai Elantra that was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. The crash took place around 11:40 p.m. Christopher and Brittany Hesling of Saint Mary's, GA died at the crash scene. Their 4-year-old son Jack Hesling died later at a local hospital. An infant, Maggie Hesling, was treated at UF Health Shands for non-life-threatening injuries. The Elantra driver also killed in the crash but has not been identified at this time.
Police have not said what caused the crash took occur and no further details have been released at this time.
We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of those who lost their lives in their tragic crash. The loss of a loved one to a Florida car accident is a devastating experience that can tear families apart and leave them feeling lost.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, you may have rights to compensation under Florida's wrongful death law. This law allows you to recover compensation for certain types of damages including lost wages, loss of companionship and funeral and medical bills. Due to the complex nature of these claims, it is best to speak with an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney who can assist you during this difficult time.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources, information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention and we will make adjustments. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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