Five Boynton Beach Children Injured in Florida Car Crash on I-95
The Florida Highway Police say that five children sustained critical injuries early Saturday, during a two-vehicle auto collision on Interstate 95 close to Hobe Sound. As of Sunday, Syntyche Jacques, 7, was in “very grave condition,” while the four other children, Luke Jacques, 9, Carlo Jacques, 10, Ricky Jacques, 9, and Mose Jacques, 4, were in stable condition after undergoing surgeries at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. The Florida motor vehicle crash occurred at around 4:30am on Saturday when the Honda Accord the kids were riding in spun out of control and collided with a Dodge truck, driven by Port St. Lucie resident Jaime Alfred Jaramillo. The 41-year-old driver, who left the accident scene, was later apprehended by police and is now being held without bail in Martin County Jail. Jaramillo claims he fell asleep at the wheel. His vehicle had swerved into a construction zone before getting back onto the street. Police are waiting for toxicology results, but they say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the two-vehicle crash. Also injured in the South Florida car accident were the Honda’s driver, Igline Henry, and passenger Rose Henry. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: • Auto crashes are the number one cause of death for kids, ages 8 to 14 and 3 to 6. • Each day in the US last year, about 5 kids, age 14 and under, died and 548 others were injured in traffic accidents. • 1,670 kids, age 14 and under, died in motor vehicle collisions last year. • 245 of those fatalities involved a drunk driver. • 29 of the kids, age 14 and under, who died in drunk driver-related motor vehicle crashes last year, were pedalcyclists or pedestrians. Personal Injury Protection only provides so much coverage for injuries sustained by Florida car crash victims. Related Web Resources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration This is why it is important that you contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. to explore your other options for recovery. Our South Florida car crash lawyers are committed to making sure motor vehicle crash victims and their families receive the personal injury compensation they are owed.