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Child killed in one of Florida's worst car accidents

A toddler was killed in a horrible crash while traveling with her family last week. The accident that took place in the Tampa area left one child dead and a man facing homicide charges. It is said to be one of the worst car accidents in the area recently.

The child is reported to have been secured properly in her car seat when the crash occurred. She was traveling south with her family when the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle, who was also traveling southbound in the express lanes, rear-ended them. Both vehicles were propelled forward into a truck, which then slammed into another vehicle. 

The man in the reportedly stolen vehicle was said to have been driving recklessly, following too close for conditions and speeding through the traffic, which was thick with evacuees due to the impending hurricane. The driver fled the scene of the accident by jumping over several concrete walls. The two-year-old, who loved to dance and play outside, died as a result of the injuries she suffered in the wreck.

Those in the Tampa area who have lost loved one because of similar car accidents may have cause to file a wrongful death suit. A personal injury attorney can help families decide if this would be the proper avenue for them to pursue their cases. While monetary value can never be placed on the life of a loved one, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more can help make sure that the perpetrator does not inflict the same type of suffering on anyone else.

Source: henryherald.com, "UPDATE: Toddler killed in 4-car Interstate 75 crash near McDonough identified", Chelsea Prince, Sep. 15, 2017

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