Florida crash kills 2 drivers and speed may be a factor

Most Florida residents are aware that the reckless conduct of one party can cause injuries and death to others who share the roadway. An investigation was launched into the death of two people in a recent incident. The two individuals died after being involved in a violent crash that was investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to reports, the deadly accident happened on a recent Monday morning. Reportedly, the driver of a Ford Mustang was traveling in the westbound direction and operating at an excessive rate of speed up until the crash. The vehicle slammed head-on with a Chevy pickup truck, killing both of the drivers. When authorities arrived at the scene, both of the vehicles were almost unable to be recognized.

Authorities believe that speed was a contributing factor to the crash. No other occupants were in either of the vehicles. No other details surrounding this accident have been reported.

A car crash is a traumatic experience for most victims. This is especially true for family members who have lost their loved ones due to someone else’s conduct. Depending on the outcome of this investigation, the family of the deceased driver of the Chevy may have the right to initiate legal action by filing a wrongful death claim against the estate of the other deceased driver. A successfully litigated claim may result in a Florida civil courtroom awarding financial relief to the family members in an amount that is deemed appropriate, so long as evidence shows that the other party was negligent.

Source: local10.cm, “2 dead in crash on Tamiami Trail“, Ben Kennedy and Amanda Batchelor, July 28, 2014

Tags: Florida, wrongful death

Car crash kills passenger and injures 2 others

A morning crash has left two people suffering from critical injuries and one passenger dead. The crash happened on a recent Saturday when one of the drivers apparently tried to make a left turn in front of the other. Florida authorities are still in the midst of their investigation.

According to reports, the driver of a Chevy sports car was traveling on a major roadway when the accident endued. A 67-year-old female driver of a Volkswagen was traveling in the southbound direction when she tried to turn left onto a street. Her vehicle slammed into the left side of the Chevy and the Volkswagen rolled over before finally coming to a rest on its side. The impact caused both vehicles to land in a ditch.

The driver of the Chevy and the female driver of the Volkswagen were taken to the hospital for critical injuries. The passenger in the Volkswagen was deceased at the scene. Authorities have not filed charges against either driver and it was not immediately clear if they would pursue them in the future. No other details regarding this matter have been released.

The crash has left one dead and two others suffering from injuries. Undoubtedly, the family of the deceased is grieving their loss. The driver of the Chevy is likely experiencing an enormous amount of pain and suffering and may wish to pursue a personal injury claim to recoup his damages. A successfully litigated claim may result in a Florida civil court awarding compensatory damages to the injured victim while he recovers from his serious injuries.

Source: First Coast News, “Two-car crash kills one“, , July 12, 2014

Tags: Florida

Woman allegedly responsible for 1st crash dies in the 2nd crash

Understandably, a car accident is often terrifying for the occupants of the vehicles. Sometimes, drivers and passengers alike may actually be in more danger in the moments after a crash. Traffic behind the wrecked vehicles may fail to stop, which could cause the survivable first accident to become deadly.

The Florida Highway Patrol recently responded to an accident on State Road 417. When they arrived, they found three wrecked vehicles. The driver of one vehicle was outside her vehicle — deceased. The driver of another vehicle suffered serious injuries, along with the passenger in another vehicle whose driver only suffered minor injuries.

Preliminary reports indicate that this was not actually one accident, but two crashes that occurred within minutes of each other. The deceased driver, a 49-year-old woman, somehow ended up driving north in the southbound lanes of the highway. Her vehicle collided head-on with the vehicle occupied by the driver and passenger. That vehicle flipped on impact.

The woman who was driving the wrong way got out of her vehicle in the moments after the collision. The third vehicle came upon the wreckage and hit the back of that woman’s car. That car, in turn, struck the woman and caused her death. The investigation is ongoing.

The surviving passenger may file a personal injury claim against the estate of the deceased woman due to the wrong way crash. Determining who was at fault for the fatal injuries in the second crash could be more problematic. The estate of the deceased victim may benefit from the assistance of a Florida attorney experienced in handling wrongful death claims to assess the viability of a civil claim for monetary damages against the driver of the third car.

Source: clickorlando.com, “Troopers: 1 killed, 3 injured in 3-vehicle crash on SR 417“, Tracy Richardson, July 11, 2015

3 women killed in hit-and-run fatal crash

Three women lost their lives in a recent accident. The driver that allegedly caused the fatal crash left the scene. Florida authorities are still on the hunt for the individual, and an arrest warrant has been issued. A monetary reward is being offered to anyone with information about his whereabouts that results in an arrest.

Authorities conducted an initial investigation into the crash that occurred on a recent Thursday morning. The investigation revealed that a 27-year-old man was allegedly driving in the wrong direction for unknown reasons. His vehicle collided with a Saturn sedan, which was carrying three women. The impact caused the Saturn to erupt into flames, leaving two of the women in the burning vehicle.

The two women were deceased at the scene while the third was transported to a medical facility in Tampa where she later died. The suspect was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving fatality and vehicular homicide. He was also charged with violation of probation and operating on a suspended license.

The fatal crash is likely devastating for family members and loved ones who were left behind. If and when the other driver is located, he faces criminal charges and the possibility of civil litigation if the families wish to pursue claims for financial relief. The families may file wrongful death claims against the other driver to seek reimbursement of funeral expenses and related financial losses. The civil court system in Florida may award these damages if evidence demonstrates the other party‘s actions were negligent and caused or contributed to the deaths that resulted.

Source: news-sentinel.com, ” Suspect sought in hit-and-run that killed 3 Florida women”, , June 29, 2014

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