Tuesday afternoon, two pickup trucks collided in Jacksonville’s westside. A nineteen year old pregnant woman was thrown from one of the pickup’s beds and died. Her unborn child did not survive.
The pickup in which the young woman was riding turned left in front of the second pickup on Normandy Boulevard near the intersection with Parrish Cemetary Road. The woman who was ejected from the bed of the pickup was airlifted to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center, where she died. According to authorities, three other people suffered personal injuries in the crash, including a 4-year-old girl in the second pickup.
Although there are circumstances where riding in the bed of a pickup is legal in Florida, it is never a good idea. Of course, pickup beds do not have seatbelts or other safety devices and being thrown from a vehicle in any accident often results in tragic, if not fatal injuries.
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