Two people were seriously injured in a recent car crash in Miami. The two-vehicle accident happened at an intersection, resulting in serious damage to a Toyota Scion and Ford Escape.
The victims were a mother and her child, a 5-year-old girl. It is unknown which driver caused the car accident, but the Escape was on 57th Avenue traveling north and the Scion was on SW 4th Street traveling east when the two collided. The Scion crashed into an electrical pole at the intersection. The car was totaled, suffering so much damage that the driver had to be removed from her vehicle by emergency crews. The Escape suffered damage in the front end. The driver was uninjured and remained at the scene.
The child, a passenger in the Scion, was bleeding from the head and screaming. A neighbor stopped to assist and tried to stop the bleeding until medical help could arrive. Both the mother and child are in serious condition. They were taken to separate hospitals, with the mother at Ryder Trauma Center and the child at Miami Children’s Hospital.
No details were given as to how the accident was caused, but it looks as though maybe one of the drivers ran a red light or failed to stop at a stop sign. One of the driver was negligent. If the driver of the Escape is deemed liable for the crash, she could face a personal injury lawsuit and be forced to pay for the victims’ medical expenses. They could also receive compensation for pain and suffering, among other damages.
Source: NBC 6 South Florida, “Mother and Child Seriously Injured in 2-Car Crash: Cops” No author given, Mar. 18, 2014