A Martin County teen was arrested in connection with a deadly accident that claimed left two young sisters seriously injured.
A 19-year-old has been charged with eight felony counts related to the accident, four counts of endangering a child, one count of aggravated assault and one count of tampering with evidence.
She was taken into custody and transported to jail in Hobe Sound. If convicted, she faces up to 12 years in prison.
The official complaint against her claims that she was using her cellphone at the time the crash occurred and had deleted text messages to try and hide that fact from investigators.
The accident injured a four-year-old girl and seven-month-old toddler.
According to the FHP, a 35-year-old, had just picked up her daughter, a kindergarten student at Port Salerno School, and was heading home on Hobe Sound just north of Indiantown when she was rear-ended by a Dodge pickup driven by the 19-year-old.
The collision forced the 35-year-old woman’s SUV into oncoming traffic and the SUV was struck on the passenger side by a Chevrolet pickup.
Both children died at the scene.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. 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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