Six Injured in Five-Vehicle Crash in Clay County, Florida


January 06, 2019

CLAY COUNTY, FL. – As reported online by wokv.com, six people were injured in a five-vehicle crash that occurred in Clay County, Florida. One of the injured victims was an infant.*

Florida Highway Patrol reports that a Jeep traveling southbound on Blanding Boulevard crashed into the back of a Kia Soul that was stopped at a red light at College Drive. A chain-reaction collision then ensued, involving three other vehicles. 

Two adults and a female infant were riding in the Kia and sustained injuries. The two adults suffered minor injuries, while the baby’s injuries were life-threatening. The infant’s current condition is not known. The driver of the Jeep was also injured, along with two people in one of the other cars. No one involved has been identified.

Authorities are not yet sure what caused the crash. Investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been released. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle crashes in the United States are the leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14 years. As cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 663 children ages 12 and younger died in motor vehicle accidents in 2015. In 2014, more than 121,000 children 12 years or younger were injured in vehicle accidents. 

In addition, a news report from NPR indicates 20 percent of children involved in serious car accidents between 2010 and 2014 were not properly restrained or were not wearing a seat belt. More than 40 percent of children who died in vehicle accidents from 2010 to 2014 were not properly restrained or were not wearing a seat belt. 

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Source:
https://www.wokv.com/news/local/infant-critically-injured-major-blanding-blvd-crash/QUvhqw84I4diAsjvD32yvO/
https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/child_passenger_safety/cps-factsheet.html
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/23/529685650/study-finds-43-percent-of-children-killed-in-car-crashes-were-improperly-restrai

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