In Jacksonville (Bartram Park Boulevard), Florida, a tragic pick up truck accident took place on July 27, 2009. The driver (Joel David Stauder), age 19, was recently arrested and released on bail. Investigators / law enforcement officers determined that the deaths resulted, in part, from the fact that the occupants were unsecured in the bed of the pick up truck.
It is common to have people including children travel in the back of pick up trucks in Florida and other States. While it is quite common, it is also very dangerous. This is evident when there is a pick up truck crash with associated injuries and deaths. Passengers are at serious risk for personal injuries including head injuries and fractures when there is an accident.
You can read more about the arrest of Joel David Strauder at Driver Arrested for Pick Up Truck Crash.