With the number of vehicles on the road, it is difficult to imagine how dangerous it is to drive or be a passenger in an automobile. When an accident occurs, however, the results can often be serious, especially when safety belts are not used. In one particular incident, a woman and her infant lost their lives and two others were seriously injured. The single car crash took place on Interstate 4 in Seffner and resulted in the deaths of a woman who lived in Wesley Chapel and her five-month-old daughter. The woman's two brothers were critically injured in the accident.
No one knows how the event could have turned out differently if the proper safety equipment was used. It is, however, important to note that the infant was not in a car seat and none of the other five passengers were wearing seat belts, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Though it is something officers always look for, alcohol was not seen as a factor of the crash.
The crash took place in a 2008 Hyundai Entourage shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning (August 3, 2014). The driver lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled onto the shoulder of the I-4 and then crossed onto concrete culvert. It came to a stop, only after overturning several times, in the parking lot of Camping World in Tampa.
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