A 9-year-old boy was killed in a multi-car pileup in Hernando County Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers believe that traffic along the stretch of I-75 near mile marker 302 was traveling slowly, or maybe even stopped, on Thursday due to an accident a few miles down the road.
A driver apparently failed to slow down and slammed into the family’s car, causing a chain reaction. Six cars total were involved.
Reports indicate that the boy’s parents and his 5-year-old sister survived.
The Florida Highway Patrol says charges are pending and the investigation could take months to complete.
Anytime a loved one is killed unexpectedly, especially a child, this can be hard to take. The mental and emotional pain this causes can be almost unbearable.
When an accident involves more than two vehicles, fault can lie with multiple drivers. The facts of these accidents often take a great deal of time to discover and piece together.
Insurance companies need to know who is at fault to determine who should be held financially responsible for the collision and any damages, personal injuries and even wrongful death. When multiple parties are at fault, the cost is divided between insurance companies.