fatal St. Petersburg accident | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
A six-year-old St. Petersburg girl who was trapped underwater in a ditch in her family’s minivan has died from her injuries according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). FHP troopers say that the girl and her family were traveling in her family’s Toyota minivan when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer in rural Osceola County. They report that the family’s van was making a left turn into a driveway when they were struck by the semi. Troopers say that the 29-year-old driver of the truck swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid colliding with the minivan but was unable to avoid the collision. The impact caused the minivan to roll onto its roof, and it came to rest upside-down in the water-filled ditch, trapping the family inside.