News: 7-year-old girl dies of injuries suffered in Pasco County accident


PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol has released new details on a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Pasco County last Thursday.

This is an update to a previous story.

According to WTVT, a 7-year-old Odessa girl died on Saturday from injuries sustained in the crash on State Road 54 and Lakepointe Parkway.

State troopers said the driver of a Ford E350 box truck failed to stop at the intersection and rear-ended a Volkswagen Jetta.  The impact caused the Jetta to hit a Jeep Wrangler, while the Ford also hit the Jeep and a Hyundai Tuscon during the course of the crash.

The 7-year-old was a passenger in the Jetta.  A 3-year-old girl was critically injured in the wreck.

The FHP said the box truck driver was operating his vehicle in a careless or negligent manner, and was reported to be at fault in the incident.

At Whittel & Melton, our experienced Pasco County Car Accident Attorneys are dedicated to helping auto accident victims recover for their suffering. When you choose to work with us you can expect us to immediately begin investigating your case and start filing an injury claim to pursue the financial compensation you deserve. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation where we can review your legal options.

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