9-Year-Old Child Seriously Injured in Vehicle Crash. Driver Arrested for DUI
Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- The Port St. Lucie Police has reported that a 9-Year-Old child was seriously injured in vehicle crash. They said the driver was arrested for a DUI.
This is what happened:
Last night at 8:59pm, the Port St. Lucie Police Department responded to SE Port St. Lucie Blvd and SE Airoso Blvd in reference to a motor vehicle crash. PSLPD Traffic Homicide Investigators arrested 37-year-old Jillian Butler for driving under the influence with serious bodily injury to another after she caused a 4-vehicle crash and critically injured a 9-year-old child.
Preliminary investigation revealed Butler was traveling east on Port St. Lucie Blvd in a red Nissan Altima when she struck the rear of a black Mercedes R350 that was stopped at the red light on Port St. Lucie Blvd. The initial impact caused the Mercedes to travel forward and crash into the rear of a stopped blue Hyundai Elantra which then crashed into the rear of a stopped gray Hyundai Kona.
The driver and passenger in the Mercedes were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 9-year-old child who was a passenger in Butler’s vehicle was seriously injured and was airlifted to a hospital. Butler was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and was later arrested by PSLPD THI Investigators. Butler was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail and charged with driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury to another.