Sarasota County, FL (February 2, 2021) - Two young children were critically injured in a crash that took place on Sunday, January 31st in Sarasota County. The collision happened on River Road near the intersection with Winchester Boulevard.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to troopers, a 40-year-old man was driving an SUV southbound on River Road. At the same time, a 54-year-old woman was driving a pickup truck northbound on River Road. The 40-year-old man attempted to turn left onto Winchester but turned into the path of the 54-year-old woman's vehicle. The two cars collided. The 40-year-old driver and a 54-year-old passenger in the first car were seriously hurt while two children in the vehicle sustained critical injuries. The driver of the pickup and a 56-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.
There is no word on potential charges at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
Car accidents in Florida can result in serious and catastrophic consequences that have life-changing outcomes. According to statistics from NHTSA, a Florida car accident takes place about once every 90 seconds. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are hurt in crashes across our state and many of them will be injured in accidents that are not their fault.
We wish to offer our thoughts and well-wishes to those affected by this car accident in Sarasota County.
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.
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