LAKELAND, FL – A 19-year-old woman and her 10-month-old child were injured early this morning when their car was hit by a driver in a stolen vehicle attempting to evade police. According to Lakeland Patch, the collision occurred in the 1000 block of George Jenkins Boulevard shortly after midnight Tuesday.
Police first attempted to pull over a stolen Infiniti on Martin Luther King Boulevard, but 21-year-old Stephen Marra refused to comply, instead speeding eastward towards George Jenkins Boulevard. As he passed Sloan Avenue, he drifted into the westbound lanes, where he crashed head-on into a Nissan Altima and seriously injured its occupants.
The 19-year-old driver of the Altima and her 10-month-old baby were seriously injured in the collision, and were airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Marra was also taken to the hospital in serious condition.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in the Tampa area, the Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group may be able to help you secure financial compensation for your related expenses. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our experienced Polk County car accident attorneys, either online or by calling 727-853-6034.
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