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Florida Infant Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A small child was seriously injured in an accident that happened in Florida.

Details about the Child Accident

First Coast News is reporting that a 4-month-old infant was not wearing a restraint when it suffered seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident that happened on US Highway 90 on Tuesday evening, according to authorities.

The driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident, who has been identified as 22-year-old Shelly Ann Arreola, was heading south with the infant and a 3-year-old boy on County Road 137 when she lost control of the vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The vehicle finally came to a rest on its roof.

The Florida Highway Patrol has stated that the 4-month-old girl was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The child was airlifted to Shands UF in Gainesville to be treated for serious injuries. The driver suffered minor injuries and has since been charged with careless driving and driving without a license.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people killed in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • There were 219 few traffic fatalities in 2014 than there were in 2013.
  • In the last decade, there has been a general decrease in the number of motor vehicle accident fatalities every year in the United States. 


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