Four Dead, Including 4-Year-Old, After Head-On Crash in Alachua
A terrible crash took place within the city of Alachua on Saturday, November 16th, that resulted in the death of four individuals, one of whom was a 4-year-old child. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol on this awful incident stated that the accident took place close to 11:40 at night, close to where State Road 24 and Northeast 69th Way intersect.
It was at this time and along these roads that a Hyundai Elantra and a Toyota RAV4 were traveling towards unknown locations. The events leading up to the collision as well as the reasons behind the crash itself are not currently clear, but teams from the Florida Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the incident in an attempt to uncover just what happened to cause such a devastating incident.
Involved in the incident were at least five individuals, four of whom were traveling inside of the Toyota. Among the four in the Toyota were an infant, a 4-year-old, and their two parents. Inside the Elantra was at least one individual, the driver. It is not currently confirmed that only one person was inside of the Elantra, although the reports did not indicate that police were searching for a sixth person or that a sixth person had suffered injuries.
As stated above, the reasons for the crash are not currently known. We do know, however, that the two vehicles collided head-on. Head-on collisions are the most violent types of crashes, and often result in the highest mortality rate. This accident was no exception, and by the time the emergency response crews had reached the scene, there was nothing that they could do for the two parents or for the individual behind the wheel of the Elantra. The 4-year-old was critically injured after the crash and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Sadly, this child was declared dead on Sunday night.
The infant inside of the Toyota was also injured in the crash, but it is believed that their injures we’re only minor. They were still taken to a hospital as a precaution. It is not known what will happen now with the young child.
The reasons behind the crash are not currently known, however it was confirmed that at least one of the people inside of the Toyota was not wearing a seatbelt.
James O. Cunningham
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