Doug / 07-30-2008 / Auto Accidents

Tractor-Trailer Accident Leaves Young Boy Critically Injured

An accident involving a  2007 Kenworth semi and a 2000 Chevrolet left a 10 year-old boy with critical injuries.   The semi, driven by a 45 year-old woman turned left in front of the Chevy travelling north on U.S. Highway 27.  The semi collided with the Chevy and the force of the crash pushed both vehicles into the southbound lane.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and her 9 year-old passenger received only minor injuries.  The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to the hospital in Lake Wales but was released with only minor injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol  said the driver of the semi was charged with violation of the right of way.

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