Manatee County, FL – A heartbreaking incident occurred in Manatee County, Florida, where a 4-year-old boy lost his life on Thursday afternoon after being thrown from a car during a crash on U.S. 19. The Florida Highway Patrol revealed that a 39-year-old man from Bradenton was driving a sedan south on U.S. 19 when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve, south of Bayshore Drive, shortly after 5 p.m.
Regrettably, the young boy, who was not secured in a car seat or wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car and tragically died at the scene. The driver sustained critical injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment, while two other passengers—a 16-year-old girl and a 25-year-old woman—suffered minor injuries.
Authorities are currently investigating the crash to determine further details surrounding the incident.