A 24 year-old mother was driving in south Orlando yesterday with her 6-month old son in a car seat in the back. According to a witness who was directly behind her, the woman stopped at the stop sign at Central Florida Parkway and Rocket Blvd., but then made a fatal mistake. She pulled directly in front of a dump truck.
The impact of the crash crushed the small car, pinning it fully under the dump truck. It took a large wrecker to separate the two vehicles.
The witness immediately ran to the small car, but there was nothing he could do. The woman died in the crash and the baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The driver of the dump truck was not injured, but was emotionally distraught when he saw the car seat in the back of the crushed car.