Child Killed In Lake City Crash
Car accidents can have deadly outcomes. Unfortunately, young children are often killed in these crashes, which is why drivers need to be careful.
Sadly, a baby was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Lake City. The fatal crash occurred on the evening of October 27 on US 441.
A vehicle was heading north on US 441, near W. Hillcrest Street. An SUV was stopped in front of it and was getting ready to turn when the vehicle failed to stop. The two vehicles collided.
The 4-month-old child inside the SUV was killed in the crash. The other two people inside were seriously injured. The crash is still under investigation.
Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car crash, accounting for nearly 30% of accidents. In fact, more than 1 million of them occur in the United States every year. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured in these crashes, with more than 1,500 killed.
A rear-end accident occurs when a driver hits the vehicle in front of them, with the front hitting the rear end. These crashes tend to occur at a red light or stop sign, but they can also happen when there is congested traffic. While most rear-end accidents happen at low speeds, they can occur at high speeds. High speeds create a larger impact, often resulting in serious injury or death.
Rear-end accidents usually involve two cars, but in some cases, a chain reaction may take place. Chain reactions are more common in adverse weather conditions, where slippery roads lead to loss of control.
It’s important that rear-end accidents are taken seriously, but they are often downplayed. Insurance companies will cause these crashes “fender benders” and minimize any injuries suffered by victims. This can make it difficult to obtain the compensation you deserve for all your damages.
Speaking of damages, rear-end accidents can cause significant injuries and even death. Those who survive these accidents often suffer from the following:
- Neck injuries. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in a rear-end accident. Rear-end crashes cause a person’s head to move back and forth. This can cause the tendons and ligaments in the neck to be sprained or torn.
- Back injuries. The back consists of muscles, joints, and soft tissue, all which can be injured in a rear-end crash. Physical therapy is often required and in some cases, back surgery may be necessary.
- Brain injuries. The impact of a rear-end accident can cause you to hit your head on the steering wheel or windshield. This can cause damage to the brain, resulting in lasting cognitive and physical effects.
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Rear-end accidents may be common, but they can still cause a lot of damage. As seen in this case, occupants of vehicles can suffer injuries and even death.
Injured in a car accident? Make sure you get the compensation you deserve. The Gainesville car accident attorneys at Meldon Law can help. To schedule a consultation, fill out the online form or call (800) 373-8000. We have four offices to serve you: Gainesville, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, and Lake City.