A baby boy lost his life in a tragic rollover crash that occurred on the stretch of I-75 known as the Alligator Alley. The incident occurred on Thursday, September 3 in the afternoon.
According to the details shared by the Florida Highway Patrol, a family was traveling in a Nissan Frontier when the vehicle had a tire blowout. The blowout caused the driver of the vehicle to lose control, causing the Frontier to veer right and off the roadway. The car then rolled over several times and suffered extensive damage.
The car had seven occupants in it at the time of the rollover crash. These include three children, three adults, and a 1-year-old boy. The baby boy went missing following the crash. When the first responders arrived at the scene of the crash, they were notified by the family of the missing child.
A frantic search by various local agencies took nearly five hours to locate the baby. The toddler had fallen into a canal next to the location of the crash. He was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
Of the three adult passengers in the vehicle, the driver sustained relatively minor injuries. However, the other two adults are reported as seriously injured. Two of the adult passengers in the car were the parents of the toddler who was found dead.
All three children in the vehicle also sustained relatively minor injuries and had no serious injuries to report. The children were aged 4, 8, and 10.
The pickup truck involved in the crash had extensive damage and one of the seats of the vehicle was located near the wreckage. According to preliminary investigations by the FHP, none of the passengers in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt at the time. FHP continues to investigate the incident. If you’re involved in a wreck, contact our Florida car accident attorneys today.