Lake County Auto Accident Sends Children and Adults to the Hospital
A two-car crash happened in Lake County on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 12th. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol working in the area, the first notification of the accident happened close to 2:00 in the afternoon, leaving investigators believing that the crash itself happened sometime around 1:30 or 1:45. What we know so far is that the collision involved a Kia and a pickup truck. Inside of the pickup truck were three children, all of whom were reported as being under five years of age.
At the time of this writing, the incident remains under investigation. What we know at this time is that the crash took place close to Whitney Road, along State Road 44. No information was given on the direction that the cars were traveling at this time, and it is not clear if the two vehicles involved were in the same lanes, different lanes traveling in the same direction, or different lanes traveling in opposite directions.
Due to the lack of information on the accident supplied to us by the authorities, we are left in the dark as to whether or not the collision was head-on, T-bone, rear-end, or some other type of crash. Each of the different types of collision carry with them certain common injury types as well as various typical dangers which is why it can be helpful to know just which sort of incident took place in order to know how the injuries were sustained.
As stated above, the pickup truck was carrying at least three children as well as a driver. Inside of the Kia, four adults, including the driver, were traveling. While the exact information on what occurred to cause the collision is not currently available, we do know that the 19-year-old driver of the pickup truck now faces charges relating to the incident.
When emergency response crews reached the area, they found that all three of the young children had sustained injuries. They were taken from the scene of the incident to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. It is not believed that any of the children wore a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
The four adults within the Kia were also transported to a nearby hospital. The condition of those injured is not currently known.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.