A deadly crash took place on Batram Park Boulevard on July 27 in Jacksonville, Florida. As I was driving into work this morning, I was driving on this very roadway when I came across an unmarked police SUV and an marked police vehicle. These vehicles were blocking traffic through Batram Park Boulevard. I suspected that there was an automobile accident / trucking accident or some kind of criminal chase in the area. I later heard and read about this tragic accident. The pick up truck had 3 teens in the back of the pick up truck when the driver lost control and the truck flipped. One teen died and another was seriously injured
A pickup truck loaded with six youths crashed after the driver apparently lost control early this morning causing the truck to flip. The accident killed one passenger and left another in critical condition, Jacksonville police said.
Miranda J. Zant (age 16) died at the scene of the crash when the pick up truck rolled over her according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Florida Statutes Section 322.2015 prohibits the operator of a pick up truck to permit a minor child (under the age of 18 years old) to ride in the back of a pick up truck.
This law is in place to protect minors from the dangers of riding in the back of a pick up truck especially when there is crash. You can read the full version of this statute at the Official Florida Statute website at Section 322.2015, Florida Statutes.
The deaht of Miranda J. Zant is a tragic loss for her family and the community. Teens, parents and others should pause at this time to empathize and give sympathy to the family of Miranda J. Zant and also use this tragic accident as a teaching tools to other teens and children about the dangers of riding in the back of a pick up truck.
You can read about this crash at the Florida Times Union Website – Deadly Crash on Bartram Park Boulevard in Jacksonville (Duval County) Florida.