Infant Killed in Tragic Wreck on Florida Turnpike
ORLANDO, FL- Usnews.com writes that a four-month-old died from injuries he suffered in a tragic collision that took place on the Florida Turnpike late last week. The infant was in a car seat in his grandfather’s car when the grandfather, a 69-year-old man, slowed down in heavy traffic. A 32-year-old woman driving behind the vehicle carrying the victim did not slow her car.*
Police arrived on the scene and removed the injured baby from the car and began CPR. Paramedics then rushed the child to the hospital, where he was reportedly in critical condition. The grandfather and his 71-year-old wife both sustained injuries in the collision as well. Days after the initial crash, the young infant passed away in the hospital. Reports did not indicate whether charges have been filed in relation to the tragic collision. Officers stated that the incident is still under investigation.
Rear-end accidents kill an average of about 1,700 people every year in the United States. Most of these accidents are the result of an inattentive motorist. When a driver is looking at his or her phone or otherwise failing to pay attention to the roadway, then he or she can easily fail to notice traffic slowing down. Many of these crashes could be prevented through the use of crash avoidance technology. Some modern vehicles are equipped with automatic braking systems, which can activate when a driver is approaching an object, such as another car, too fast. These systems are already effective enough to prevent many of these incidents. Unfortunately, older cars that lack such systems will be on the road for years to come. It is important for drivers to stay attentive and focused when operating a vehicle.
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Sources:https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2020-02-03/baby-boy-dies-days-after-crash-on-floridas-turnpike and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2015/06/08/there-are-about-1-7-million-rear-end-collisions-on-u-s-roads-each-year-heres-how-to-stop-them/