Silver Springs, FL (February 2, 2019) - A 6-week-old child was killed and five others suffered serious injuries in a multi-vehicle crash in Silver Springs on Friday, February 1st.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on SR 40. Suddenly, and for unknown reasons, the truck veered into the eastbound lanes of the highway near 125th Terrace Road. While in the eastbound lanes, the truck collided head-on with a van and pickup truck. A 6-week-old child identified as Zoe Robles Vallespi died in the crash. Five passengers inside the van, ranging from age 4 to age 28 suffered life-threatening injuries and were taken to UF Health Shands as well as Ocala Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Rescue workers remained at the scene for several hours. Police are still investigating the crash and it is not clear what charges, if any, will be issued.
Fatal crashes are reported daily in Florida. Statistics indicate that a fatal accident happens about once every three hours in our state. Driver negligence is a frequent cause in these types of crashes. A head-on collision often causes a significant amount of damage and destruction, including potentially fatal injuries tot he accident victims. While this crash remains under investigation, it is likely that the truck driver will be held responsible for driving left of center and causing a tragic crash.
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