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Man Charged In Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old Toddler

A 3-year-old boy was riding in a car with his parents when another vehicle swerved, crossed the oncoming lane and struck their own vehicle.

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The boy was not in a car seat at the time, according to his father’s fiancée.

Authorities said preliminary investigations revealed that the driver drank alcohol sometime between before the crash. He then allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while driving home and crashed into a vehicle with a toddler on board.

Responding deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department were initially told by Fire crews that the driver’s 3-year-old son was sleeping in the back seat after the wreck, according to dispatch calls.

Life-saving measures may have been delayed with the toddler involved in a St. Lucie County car crash.  First responders were not aware he was in the car and injured. “The male is bleeding from his chest. Female is on the side of the street, can’t move. The child is inside the vehicle still,” said an emergency dispatcher in a conversation with deputies on the accident scene.

Investigations are ongoing and charges are pending according to the authorities.

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Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately, resulted in the death of a toddler. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident so that the family and friends of the victim can get justice and have a closure. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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