Osceola County, FL (November 23, 2018) - A crash on the Florida's Turnpike left one woman dead and at least four children hurt. The crash took place on Thursday, November 22nd around 11:50 am.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a Ford Explorer was traveling southbound at mile marker 212 near Yeehaw Junction. Another vehicle attempted to merge in front of the Explorer suddenly, cutting the vehicle off and causing it to lose control. The Explorer then flipped several times before coming to rest.
One woman, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Four children were transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries. The vehicle was carrying a total of 10 passengers at the time of the crash. All of the passengers, including the children, were taken to the hospital. There is no word on their condition.
Police are still investigating the crash. No charges have been issued at this time.
There are approximately 250,000 injury accidents reported each year in the Sunshine State. A reportable crash occurs every 92 seconds. Injury crashes occur suddenly, violently and without warning. In this case, multiple people have been affected by the sudden negligent acts of another driver. Our thoughts are with those involved in this tragic crash in Osceola County.
When you have been hurt by a negligent driver, your life can be turned upside down. You are facing severe pain, rising medical costs and time off of work. The insurance company wants to settle your case as quickly and cheaply as possible.
During these times, an experienced Florida car accident attorney can help. At Rubenstein Law, we have assisted Florida car accident victims since 1988. We offer free consultations and are available 24/7, nights and weekends. To speak with an attorney, please contact us any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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