Pasco County, FL (June 14, 2019) - A 4-year-old child and two others were seriously injured in a crash that took place in on Thursday, June 13th. The accident occurred at the intersection of Little Road and Hudson Avenue.
Police say that 25-year-old Natali Louise Howe was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee when she approached the intersection. Howe failed to stop for a red light and collided with a 2016 Kia Optima. The crash resulted in Howe's Jeep overturning in the roadway. A 4-year-old passenger was ejected. Three other children were also in Howe's vehicle at the time of the crash. The 4-year-old was taken to the hospital as a trauma alert, while the other three children were also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Optima was treated for non-life-threatening injuries as well.
Howe faces several charges, including child neglect and running a red light. She was not hurt in the crash.
We are deeply saddened to hear of this tragic accident in Pasco County. Each day, innocent victims are hurt and killed in Florida car accidents due to split-second negligent decisions made by drivers. In this case, the decision to run a red light caused negative consequences for several children, including serious injuries for at least one child. The reality is that lives can and are altered when negligence affects those on our streets and highways.
At Rubenstein Law, we understand the serious impact that a crash can have on your life as well as those who depend on you. When you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault, we will fight hard to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Let us help you walk along the road to recovery. For your free consultation, give us a call at any time, at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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