A devastating accident occurred when a 15-year-old driver ran a stop sign and crashed into an SUV, resulting in the deaths of a baby, two children, and their grandmother. The teenage driver is currently hospitalized with injuries.
Sabrina Hernandez, the mother of the three children and daughter of the grandmother, expressed her profound loss. She had been waiting for her family to come home when the accident happened. Hernandez received a call from her son, saying they were just 15 minutes away. However, as time passed and she heard sirens, she began to worry that they had not arrived. Tragically, they never did.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 7 p.m. on Laurel Avenue in Poinciana. The 15-year-old driver of a Chevy sedan failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the family’s SUV. All four occupants of the SUV were taken to the hospital. While the grandmother and children did not survive, the father remains in the hospital.
Hernandez is seeking justice for her family and wants the young driver to be held accountable. She acknowledges that mistakes happen but believes that responsibility must be taken. The community is also calling for change at the intersection where the accident occurred, expressing concerns about the high number of lives lost there.
This tragic incident has deeply affected not only the immediate family but also the community at large. Samantha Rodriguez, who lives near the intersection, highlights the dangers posed by racing cars and the impact it has on the community’s ability to walk and play safely.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses, and community members are encouraged to contribute. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, as authorities work to determine the exact circumstances leading to this heartbreaking event.