DeSoto County, FL (November 5, 2018) - A one-year-old suffered serious injuries after being run over by a car on Saturday, November 3rd.
The accident occurred when Lakesha Harris was backing out of a driveway near Southwestern Fern Terrace and Hibiscus Avenue. Harris did not see the child behind her car and continued backing up. The car ran over the child causing serious injuries. The child was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. There is no word on the exact nature of the injuries sustained.
Florida Highway Patrol is actively investigating the incident. At this time, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
A reportable car accident occurs approximately every 92 seconds in Florida. While many accidents take place on streets and highways, some accidents take place in residential areas such as neighborhoods and in driveways.
This accident is a reminder that drivers must remain vigilant from the time they get behind the wheel until the time they step out of their vehicles. A car accident can take place at any time and failure to pay attention to surroundings is a major cause of many Florida car accidents.
Being injured in a car accident is a traumatic experience. Your recovery should come first. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys will assist you with receiving compensation for your injuries while you focus on getting back on your feet. To speak with an attorney for free, give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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