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Release Number: 09-246

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

September 8, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




Driver: Amanda J. Nelson, DOB 10/17/74

Victim: Anja-J'Kovi Jackson 7 year old (critical condition)

Vehicle: Chrysler Voyager


Traffic Crash with injuries


Monday, September 7, 2009


Lynn-Turner Road





A Chrysler Voyager carrying 11 children crashed into a retaining wall on Lynn-Turner Road on Monday morning, leaving a 7-year-old girl in critical condition. None of the children, who ranged in age from 3-15, was wearing a seat belt.


This occurred around 10 a.m. as the 2000 Chrysler was southbound on Lynn-Turner Road near Village View Drive. The driver of the van failed to slow for traffic ahead, and swerved. The van then hit a concrete wall. Only the 7-uear-old girl sustained incapacitating injuries.


The driver of the Chrysler was Amanda J. Nelson, DOB 10/17/74, of 5740 Ridgestong Drive, Tampa. She also was not wearing a seat belt.


The investigation continues.