Florida woman killed in crash with semi

The interstate can be a dangerous road for motorists and passengers. When a collision occurs, accident victims typically suffer serious injuries or, even worse,  lose their lives. In one recent crash, a Florida woman was killed and two others were injured in Leon County.

The accident happened on a recent early morning at approximately 1 a.m. on I-10. Police say that the driver of a semi-truck was headed in the eastbound direction when the vehicle, for unknown reasons, crossed over the median. The semi collided with a pickup truck that occupied by a man, age 42, and a woman, age 47. Another woman, who was driving behind the pickup truck, pulled over and sought to offer assistance to the victims in the pickup.

Tragically, the passenger succumbed to her injuries. The pickup driver was transported to the hospital with injuries described as critical. According to reports, the semi driver was taken to the hospital with injuries characterized as minor. Authorities are still investigating the accident and charges are expected.

The family of the deceased woman is undoubtedly grieving their sudden loss. The family retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the semi-truck for emotional suffering, funeral costs and other financial losses occasioned by the fatal crash. The critically injured man is entitled to file a personal injury claim against the semi truck driver for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical costs. The trucker’s employer may be added as a defendant in both claims. An experienced personal injury attorney can help the family gather and assess the relevant evidence and explain what legal steps may be necessary to navigate through the Florida civil court system.

Source: wctv.tv, “1 Killed, 2 Hospitalized in Early Morning Accident on I-10“, Lanetra Bennett, Jan. 26, 2015

Florida teens killed in crash that killed other driver, hurt 6

Motorists who drive negligently present dangerous risks to others on Florida roadways. The risks are usually car accidents that can leave people injured or, even worse, dead. One recent crash on U.S. 90 killed three people were killed and left six injured.

The accident happened in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Authorities report that a 17-year-old driver passed another vehicle in the eastbound lane. The teen driver did not make it back to the correct lane, and his car collided head-on with an SUV. The teen driver and his passenger, also 17, were killed at the scene. The driver of the SUV also died at the scene.

The occupants in the SUV, all members of the same family from Lake County, suffered serious injuries and were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The exact nature and details of their conditions were not released. No other information regarding this matter was reported.

This tragic crash has life-changing consequences for the deceased’s families and those who were seriously injured. The family of the SUV driver and the deceased passenger in the teen’s car retain the right to file wrongful death claims in Florida against the estate of the car driver to seek a monetary judgment for financial losses. Any separate owner of the car may also be named as a defendant. The individuals who were injured have similar rights to pursue personal injury claims against the teen’s estate for pain and suffering, medical expenses and other applicable damages. An experienced personal injury attorney in Florida can advise families and victims of their rights and help in pursuing available legal options.

Source: jacksonville.com, “Names released of 3 dead, 6 injured in Baker County crash early New Year’s Day“, Dana Treen, Jan. 1, 2015

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