According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 2-year-old girl is dead and her 5-year-old sister is in critical condition after a two-car accident on Interstate 95. This led to a shut down on the southbound Interstate 95 at Southwest 10th Street for several hours.
It was reported that the 5-year-old Keanna Bennett remained on life support almost 24 hours after younger sister Akeena Bennett was died in the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol said, no car seats were in the car driven by 34-year-old Deerfield Beach resident Rashida Raby. This driver is not girls’ mother, report says. It’s not known yet if either child was wearing a seat belt.
When firefighters got to the crash scene they found two cars, one with heavy damage possibly from hitting a wall, according to Broward Sheriff Office Fire Battalion Chief Michael Kane,
Report says, drivers of both vehicles had injuries, however, Kane said the man from Illinois, identified by FHP as a 26-year-old Zachary Schott, in the lesser damaged, car didn’t need to go to the hospital. Rashida was taken just to be evaluated.
It was not clear what caused the crash.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash: “Our hearts go out to the families of the child killed and critically injured in this accident in Fort Lauderdale. This tragedy is devastating for everyone involved. We hope that the family reaches out to professionals that can help guide them through this difficult process.”
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