Baby ejected from SUV was not in car seat, Florida state troopers say
HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB/Gray News) – A 7-month-old baby who was not in a car seat was one of five people seriously injured in a Florida car crash.
Florida Highway Patrol said one adult and four children, including the 7-month-old, were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after their SUV crashed on Interstate 75, near High Springs on Monday afternoon.
Troopers said the SUV was heading south on I-75 when one of its rear tires blew out. The driver, a 29-year-old woman, lost control. The vehicle went off the road and flipped multiple times.
Officials said the children in the vehicle ranged in age from 7 months old to 11 years old.
Troopers said the baby was not in a car seat and was ejected from the SUV. The driver could face charges for not securing the baby properly.
Officials did not release additional information.
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