A 4-year-old girl died Sunday from injuries she sustained in an April 24 crash in New Port Richey.
The crash occurred at 9:45 p.m. on U.S. 19 at the intersection with Marine Parkway.
According to the New Port Richey Police Department, a blue 2011 Hyundai Elantra was stopped at a red light at the intersection on the northbound lanes of U.S. 19.
Police believe that the light turned green, and a northbound 2004 Ford F-150 rear-ended the Elantra.
Two children, ages 4 and 10, were in the backseat of the Elantra. Both children were taken by air to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.
A third child, age 5, and an adult passenger in the Elantra were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital, while the driver was taken to the hospital by a family member.
The 4-year-old died from her injuries on Sunday.
There are no updates at this time as to the condition of other people in the Elantra.
The driver of the Ford F-150 was not injured. He was cited at the scene for careless driving.
The investigation is ongoing.
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed as the result of a careless driver, you could possibly be able to seek financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our Pasco County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand your rights after a serious collision. We serve all of Pasco County, including New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Land O’Lakes, Hudson, Holiday, Lutz, Trinity and Wesley Chapel.
Collisions involving careless or negligent drivers are typically caused because one or more drivers behaved recklessly while driving their vehicle. Examples of careless driving include:
- Driving in the wrong lane
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving too fast or too slow
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while eating
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring traffic signals and/or signs
- Driving while talking or texting on a cell phone