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Fatal Hudson Car Crash Kills One Triplet, Seriously Injures the Other Two

Posted on November 9, 2010

It was beginning to get dark, but three little girls who happened to be triplets continued to play in a front yard in a Hudson, Florida neighborhood the evening of November 5. Around 7:40 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee veered into the driveway and smashed into the side of a Plymouth Voyager, and then struck the children. The youngest triplet died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa an hour later. The other two girls suffered several broken bones, ribs, a pelvis, leg, broken teeth, and a collapsed lung, reports TBO.com.

The driver of the Jeep has not yet been charged. She reported to authorities that as soon as she pulled out of her driveway, her vehicle began skidding, and hit the shoulder of the road, then a mailbox, and then a parked Chevy pickup truck before colliding with the children.

Our condolences go out to the family who has lost their little girl. Let’s pray for the swift recovery of her sisters.

Liability Issues
The driver of the Jeep was reported by the Florida Highway Patrol to have fought with her husband just before she sped away from her home nearby.

No doubt, the FHP took a blood sample to see if she was driving under the influence. In Florida, any driver who has a blood alcohol level above 0.08 is considered legally intoxicated. If the driver was intoxicated, charges could be filed in this tragic Florida pedestrian car accident case.

There is also the possibility that the Jeep was defective in some way as to render it uncontrollable, as the driver reports.

An experienced Florida car crash attorney and an investigator will need to explore the many possible explanations in order to hold the at-fault party accountable in this devastating accident. The lawyers at Farah & Farah are always available for a consultation on any Florida case involving a motor vehicle or any other type of personal injury.