A young Martin County mom pushing her three month old child along a windswept sidewalk stopped the stroller to adjust its cover and at that moment a SUV driver backed out of a lot and fatally struck the child, Florida Highway Patrol officials and witnesses said.
The horrific accident happened as a little girl and her mom were walking in Port Salerno.
The driver was identified as a 44-year-old man who had been collecting scrap metal outside an apartment building.
A worker at a nearby gas station said, he saw the SUV was pulling back fast and that the lady was pushing the stroller when the SUV hit the baby. He kept going back. He didn’t see.
The baby was under the SUV. The man was pulling back and hit the baby. The baby was on the ground and he pushed the van back one more time, a Florida Highway Patrol official said.
After the driver realized what happened, he stopped and ran out to help. The baby was rushed to a hospital in Martin County where he is listed in critical condition.
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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