Florida doctor dies in alleged wrong-way crash

Authorities are still investigating a crash that claimed the life of a doctor and another individual. The doctor had been employed by the Central Florida Regional Hospital for the past 11 years. Reportedly, the car crash was caused when one of the motorists drove in the wrong lane, which resulted in a head-on collision.

The crash took place on an early Saturday morning along a major highway when the doctor was traveling home from work. A 30-year-old male driver was headed north, but was apparently in the southbound lanes when he crashed head-on with the doctor’s vehicle. Both the other driver and the doctor lost their lives as a result. Authorities do not know if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.

The CEO at the hospital stated that the doctor was well-known in the area and was able to touch the lives of thousands of patients. The hospital staff has sent their condolences to the doctor’s family while they continue to grieve. No other information about this tragic incident has been reported.

A car crash can be devastating to victims and their families, particularly when someone loses their life. Tragically, a doctor had his life cut short due to the alleged actions of another individual. The surviving family of the doctor has legal remedies available if they wish to pursue a wrongful death claim against the estate of the other deceased driver. Their claim may prove to be successful if evidence presented is to the satisfaction of a Florida civil courtroom. Often, families are awarded compensatory damages while they continue to mourn their untimely loss.

Source: clickorlando.com, “Doctor killed in deadly head-on Seminole County crash“, Lisa McDonald and Evan Lambert, Aug. 23, 2014

Tags: Florida, wrongful death

Fatal crash kills Florida toddler and injures a driver

A Tuesday evening drive ended in catastrophe for a 3-year-old boy. The fatal crash killed the toddler and critically injured another Florida driver. Reportedly, one of the drivers ran a stop sign, and the vehicles ended up crashing into a home.

A 19-year-old woman was traveling on the roadway and headed in the westbound direction to take the boy, who a witness said was her brother, to the park. According to reports, the woman ran through a stop sign and slammed into a Cadillac. The impact caused both of the vehicles to break through a fence and into a residence. Medics took the driver of the Cadillac to the hospital to be treated for critical injuries. The toddler, who was thrown from the vehicle, was also transported to the hospital where he later died.

A witness stated to authorities that after the crash, she noticed the woman screaming and begging for help as she held the bleeding toddler in her hands. Charges may be pending in this case and it is not known if the boy was strapped in a car seat. Authorities are still investigating the crash.

A car crash is devastating, particularly when serious injuries or a death occurs. Individuals who are injured in accidents usually suffer from the financial burdens of lost wages and medical expenses in addition to their physical injuries. In this instance, the driver of the Cadillac may wish to pursue a personal injury claim against the woman to recover damages related to the accident. A successfully litigated claim in a Florida civil courtroom could result in monetary compensation as the driver continues to recover.

Source: wsvn.com, “Toddler dies after being ejected during car crash“, , Aug. 5, 2014

Tags: Florida

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