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4 children hurt in SUV accident

The Florida Highway Patrol said that nine people were in a car crash, and seven of them were kids. They said that those kids had serious injuries and were headed to the hospital.

However, reports soon clarified that, while an accident had injured a number of children, it wasn't as bad as previously thought. Though 11 people were in one vehicle when it crashed, just four children were hurt and taken to Tampa General Hospital.

The earlier confusion about nine people being involved may have started because there were nine kids in the Chevy Suburban. However, there were also two adults. Those adults were not hurt in the wreck, and five of the kids were also uninjured.

Since Suburbans are not designed to hold 11 people, at least three children did not have their seat belts on, and the driver is now facing citations on those three counts.

The FHP gave a brief description of the crash, saying that the Suburban was going down Interstate 4, heading east, on the highway's outside lane. The driver then lost control for reasons that are unclear. The Suburban spun around and flipped before crashing into a fence. The SUV was towing a trailer, and it also flipped.

Reports do not indicate why the two adults had so many people packed into the car or what their relationship with those children may have been.

This case indicates just how important it is for adults to prioritize children's safety on the highway. If this isn't done and another adult injures one of your kids, be sure you know if you have a right to compensation.

Source: Fox 13 News, "4 children injured in car accident," May 28, 2017

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