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Train-SUV Collision Claims Lives of Six, Including Children, in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, FL
A boy died, and 4 other kids injured in Lake County crash

Accident Summary

A collision between a train and an SUV left 6 people, including 3 children, dead in Hillsborough County, Florida, on Sept 23, 2023.
Accident DateSeptember 23, 2023
LocationHillsborough County, FL
TypeTrain Crashed into a Car

A deadly crash, involving a train and an SUV, occurred Saturday evening, September 23, 2023, in Hillsborough County, Florida. Six people, including three children, lost their lives in the accident.

The crash happened when the driver of the Cadillac Escalade tried to cross the railroad tracks and was hit by a freight train. The SUV began to catapult and flipped multiple times due to the impact of the crash.

In total, there were seven people, four males and three females, inside the car. Five of them were violently ejected from the car after the crash. All of them died at the scene of the crash. They were identified as Julian Hernandez, 9, Jakub Lopez, 17, Alyssa Hernandez, 17, Anaelia Hernandez, 22, and Enedelia Hernandez, 50.

The driver, Jose Hernandez, 52, later died at a hospital. A front-seat passenger is in a serious condition.

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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