Pregnant Woman’s Unborn Baby Dies Following Pasco County Crash

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. January 07, 2020

Pasco County, FL (12/31/2019) – A woman’s unborn baby died today after the mother was in an accident earlier this month. Makala Marie Etheridge Lu, 22, was driving north on US 19 towards State Road 52 on December 20. Her only passenger was a 2-year-old girl, Sereneity Etheridge-Lucas.

Gregory Armitage, 59, hit Etheridge Lu’s Kia from behind at a red light, causing her car to run into the car in front of her. The impact caused a chain reaction where a total of four cars were hit.

Etheridge Lu suffered serious injuries, and her unborn baby was pronounced dead on Monday. Her passenger, Etheridge-Lucas, was not injured in the accident.

Police don’t suspect alcohol use among any of the drivers involved. All drivers and passengers were wearing proper seat belts and restraints at the time of the accident.

Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that car accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times