JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 10-year-old boy climbed out from the wreckage of a single car crash on Cassat Avenue this morning, a witness on scene said.
He, along with three other passengers escaped with only minor injuries after a crash ripped apart their black sedan.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the car crashed into a power pole around 9:30 a.m. on Cassat Avenue near Alpha Avenue.
FHP believes a Dodge Caliber forced the black Pontiac Grand Am off the road when it tried to change lanes before it was safe.
The Pontiac hit the curb then two power poles. The Dodge continued to head north on Cassat Avenue.
The passengers were Sheneka Howard, 34, and three children ages 10, 14 and 14. All were taken to UF Heath with minor injuries.
The passengers were all wearing seat belts, according to FHP.
The driver of the Dodge is unknown.
A woman who rushed to the rescue of the children described the scene to First Coast News.
"We just went over there and tried to give them our jackets to try and keep them warm because the little boy kept going 'Am I dying? I'm dying,' and we're like 'No you're fine honey you're just bleeding. You're okay'. So we went over there and covered them up and waited for the cops to get here but I didn't know that there was another little girl she was in the floorboard so the little boy crawled out and the other two little girls were in there," saidCox.
The Westside crash shut down both lanes of Cassat Avenue around 9:30 a.m. for a short amount of time.
Traffic was still slow around 11 a.m., but one lane was reopened.