Tampa, FL (October 8, 2018) - A 10-month-old died and two other children were hurt following a crash that occurred on I-75 near Tampa. The crash took place on Sunday, October 7th.
The Florida Highway Patrols says that 50-year-old Lorraine Sailor was traveling in the northbound lanes of I-75 when she came upon debris in the roadway. As Sailor swerved to avoid the debris, her car crashed into the center median, forcing to spin around. Two of the children on board the vehicle were ejected following impact. A 10-month-old died from injuries sustained in the accident while two others suffered injuries.
FHP is investigating the accident. Troopers learned that none of the children were properly restrained at the time of the collision. Charges are pending against Sailor.
A fatal accident is reported approximately every 8 hours in Florida. Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by this terrible tragedy in Tampa.
Drivers have a responsibility not only to themselves and other drivers but also to their passengers. Single vehicle crashes claim the lives of many innocent people each year and failure to take the proper safety precautions can lead to deadly consequences as we see in this crash.
At Rubenstein Law, we are saddened to see any death or serious injury crash occur because they are almost always preventable tragedies. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a crash that was not your fault, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal for a free consultation with an experienced Florida car accident attorney.
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