A mother and her 6-year-old child are in serious condition after they were hit by a Honda Accord in West Palm Beach. The 40-year old driver of the Honda Accord told NBC 6 that the crash occurred so fast that she is unsure of exactly how it happened.
Sources at the scene tell NBC 6 that the accident occurred on Davie Boulevard near Southwest 35th Street.
Witnesses say the mom was pushing the baby in the stroller across the street when the 40-year old Honda Accord driver struck her. The mother was pinned under the truck. The impact of the crash knocked the wheels off of the baby stroller.
The driver stayed at the scene and is being cooperative with investigators. The woman and her child are at Martin County Medical Center are listed in serious condition. Sources tell NBC 6 that the baby suffered a skull fracture.
Martin County Fire Rescue responded to the crash in the area of Jensen Beach and Port Salerno When paramedics arrived, the Captain of PBCFR said they found the woman and her child unconscious at the scene.
The victim’s name has not been released. It’s unclear if the driver will face charges. It is not known whether the 40-year old driver will be cited or face any charges.
An investigation is ongoing.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Driving the speed limit on Florida’s Highways isn’t just the law. It may save your life by keeping you from being in an accident. Unfortunately, in our practice, we have seen numerous instances where drivers blatantly violate these regulations, which results in catastrophic consequences.”
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