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Impaired Driver Injures Children

By June 10, 2022February 2nd, 2024No Comments
Impaired Driver Injures Children

Five children and one adult were seriously and/or critically injured following a crash on Interstate 75 in Pasco County. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver was “tired and impaired.” Source

The crash happened at around 2:15 in the morning on Monday, May 16, 2022. A twenty-six-year-old woman from Tampa driving a Buick Encore was impaired, tired, and decided to stop in the inside lanes while traveling southbound on I-75 near milepost 289. While stopped, her vehicle was hit from behind by a Chevy Tracker. The Buick was overturned while the Chevy rotated to the outside lane.

The driver of the Buick fled the scene to a nearby tree line, later returning after Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrived. She was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) with serious injury and leaving the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Chevy, a twenty-four-year-old woman from Philadelphia, was seriously injured. She had five children in her vehicle – a ten-year-old girl, and six-year-old girl, an eight-year-old girl, a six-year-old boy, and a one-year-old girl. The one-year-old suffered critical injuries, and the other children were all seriously injured.

Accidents like this one are truly tragic for the victims and the families of the victims. When you or your loved ones have been injured in a crash like this, it can be overwhelming, and recovery may seem impossible. At Beltz & Beltz, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys have represented many victims of accidents like this one and know how to get results for our clients. Our mission is to get you and your family justice, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

The personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz are here to help you move past your accident so you can focus on the healing process. Contact our office if you or someone you know has been injured in a crash like this one. Our experienced personal injury team will work hard to get you justice.Head to the Beltz & Beltz blog on our website to read more articles like this one.