In Miami, a 10-year-old boy from Jacksonville was seriously injured last month after being hit by a truck near the Seven Mile Bridge. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that the boy was airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital.
A FHP spokesperson indicated that the boy may have run into traffic while he and his family were attempting to cross the highway to Knights Key campground on a fishing outing. Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be factors in the truck accident.
Since the truck crash that injured the 10-year-old, the family has been staying in a Miami apartment. He remains in critical condition at Miami Children’s Hospital, but friends say is making progress and may be able to return home to Jacksonville in a few weeks. In addition to the broken bones the boy suffered during the accident, he also contracted Swine Flu and suffered kidney failure.
Jacksonville Boy Recovering After Miami Accident, FirstCoastNews.com, July 1, 2009
Jacksonville Boy Hit, Seriously Injured in Miami, FirstCoastNews.com, June 10, 2009
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