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Multi-Vehicle Crash Claims Life of 6-Year-Old on Florida Turnpike

Miami, FL
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Accident Summary

A multi-vehicle crash on Florida Turnpike on March 18, 2023, claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl.
Accident DateMarch 18, 2023
LocationFlorida Turnpike, Miami
TypeMulti-Vehicle Crash

A fatal multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Florida Turnpike on Saturday night, March 18, 2023, claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl. The crash occurred near Country Line Road around 8 p.m. and involved a white Dodge SUV, a white GMC SUV and a gray Mercedes SUV.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the driver of the white Dodge SUV made an improper lane change towards the right, causing the vehicle to collide with the white GMC SUV. The impact caused the Dodge to catch fire before it crashed into the gray Mercedes SUV.

There were seven people, including the young girl, inside the Dodge at the time of the accident. The child was rushed to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for treatment but succumbed to her injuries. The other occupants of the Dodge were also hospitalized.

The turnpike was closed for five hours while authorities investigated the incident, leading to traffic congestion for motorists.

A Note from Attorney Mangal:

If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.

We at MANGAL, PLLC pride ourselves in pursuing justice for clients no matter the cost. We take seriously our obligation to serve you to the best of our ability. We will fight for you and make sure that you recover the full compensation you deserve. No one should be left holding the bill for an accident caused by another’s negligence. Contact us today at (352) 995-9945 to discuss your case.

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