St. Lucie County, FL (Juen 1, 2021) - A 3-year-old boy died in a two-car crash that took place in St. Lucie County on Tuesday, June 1st. The crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Indrio Road.
According to the FHP, an SUV was traveling southbound when it slowed while passing a vehicle fire on the side of the road. A pickup truck driver directly behind the SVU failed to slow down and rear-ended the SUV. The SUV then struck a guardrail before coming to rest. The 3-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital where he died. A 70-year-old man from Vero Beach was transported for serious injuries while the driver of the pickup was treated for minor injuries.
The FHP is still investigating at this time. No further information has been released.
According to statistics, about 250,000 injuries and more than 3,000 fatalities are reported in Florida car accidents each year. Not every car accident will result in injuries and some will only cause property damage. However, many crashes are very serious in nature and can cause serious injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even death in the worst-case scenario. Sadly, many victims of car accidents in Florida are innocent motorists who are hurt when they come into contact with a negligent driver.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim's family following this car accident in St. Lucie County.
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