A man was driving a Silver Jeep East Bound on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday night. While he was attempting to turn left from Beach Boulevard, he neglected to stop at the red light in front of him, causing five people including him and three small children to sustain personal injuries. One of the children, a 5-year-old, was taken immediately to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville where he evaluated and hospitalized with life-threatening personal injuries. The other two children, a pair of two-year old twins, were also sent to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville. Neither sustained serious personal injuries. According to the police report none of the three children riding in the car with this man were wearing any sort of seat belt, car seat, or other restraining type of device when the accident occurred.
While driving on the roadways and highways of Jacksonville, Florida, it is important that all drivers and passengers exercise due caution both as driving and the use of safety restraints including seat belts, shoulder harnesses, and child and infant seats as necessary based on the size and age of the child. While not all Florida automobile accidents are preventable, taking all proper safety measures can help reduce the incidents of and severity of injuries in many Florida automobile accidents.
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