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Child seriously injured in University Parkway accident in Lakewood Ranch

A two-car crash sent the 6-year-old to All Children's Hospital in Tampa.

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A 6-year-old girl from Bradenton was seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-car crash on University Parkway at Deer Drive.

A Florida Highway Patrol report said the westbound sport utility vehicle in which she was a passenger made a left hand turn toward Deer Drive into the path of an eastbound SUV on University Parkway.

The crash occurred at 10:30 a.m.

The girl was transported to All Children's Hospital in Tampa and was in serious condition.

The driver of the westbound SUV, a 32-year-old Bradenton man, was not injured. A 33-year-old female passenger and a 54-year-old female passenger, both of Bradenton, suffered minor injuries. 

The eastbound SUV was driven by a 42-year-old man from Skokie, Illinois, who suffered minor injuries, as did his 48-year-old female passenger, also of Skokie. 

The crash is under investigation.



Jay Heater

Jay Heater is the managing editor of the East County Observer. Overall, he has been in the business more than 41 years, 26 spent at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area as a sportswriter covering college football and basketball, boxing and horse racing.

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