7-Year-Old Alabama Child Dies of Injuries from Florida Car Accident
PENSACOLA, FL. – According to an online news report posted by pnj.com, a 7-year-old child from Alabama has died from injuries she sustained in a vehicle accident in Pensacola, Florida. Another child is still in serious condition, along with a woman, all of whom were riding in the same vehicle.*
The accident happened on the afternoon of February 12 on 10 Mile Road in Pensacola. At approximately 2 p.m., a 2011 Toyota Camry was traveling west on 10 Mile Road and came to a stop sign at the intersection with Stefani Road. The driver of the Camry, a woman from Lillian, Alabama, then proceeded into the intersection and pulled in front of a box truck.
The box truck crashed into the driver’s side of the Camry, and the Camry traveled into a ditch on the side of Stefani Road. It is not yet clear what caused the driver to drive in front of oncoming traffic.
The woman and two children in her vehicle, ages 7 and 10, sustained critical injuries in the crash. Florida Highway Patrol said they were all wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and emergency responders took them to Sacred Heart Hospital.
Troopers reported on February 16 that the 7-year-old girl tragically died of her injuries. The 10-year-old girl and the woman are still in serious condition, but no further information about their conditions has been released. The children’s names have been reported, but they are withheld from this story for privacy reasons.
The driver of the box truck, 36-year-old man from Mobile, Alabama, was not injured in the collision. Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the case.
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