Florida man dies and another person injured in fatal crash

Car crashes are devastating when they result in serious injuries or deaths. Most Florida residents would agree that a crash can be prevented by taking steps necessary to operate a vehicle in a responsible manner. However, not every driver is careful, and this case appears to be no exception. Recently, a 21-year-old man died and another driver was injured in a fatal crash.

The crash happened on a morning in mid-April on a roadway near Keystone Heights. Authorities were called out to the scene and conducted an initial investigation. Authorities believe that the crash unfolded when the now-deceased man’s vehicle rear-ended a dump truck. The impact caused the car to veer off into the other lanes of traffic, where it was struck by another vehicle.

The dump truck’s driver did not sustain any injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was transported to the hospital, but the nature of the person’s condition was not released. The man who is believed to have caused the accident was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash caused the road to be shut down for hours, and no further details about this matter were disclosed.

The fatal crash is undoubtedly devastating for the injured party and the deceased man’s surviving family members. Depending on the outcome, the deceased driver’s estate could be subject to a lawsuit if a legal claim is filed. The driver of the third vehicle retains the right to file a personal injury claim against the estate of the deceased to recover damages and other compensation available under Florida law. The civil court system makes decisions on cases such as this one based upon evidence that a party was negligent in a way that caused an accident and resulting damages.

Source: firstcoastnews.com, “21-year-old killed in Keystone Heights crash“, April. 21, 2015

Florida family killed in fatal crash while in mobile home

A car accident can happen at any time and any place, including an individual’s place of residence. Nevertheless, it’s not that common for a driver to crash a vehicle into a Florida mobile home. Recently, a couple and an unborn child were killed in a fatal crash while they were in their mobile residence.

The accident happened on a recent Wednesday morning at a mobile home park. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the driver of a SUV veered across the median and into the southbound direction. He ended up crashing through a gate and hitting a mobile home occupied by a pregnant woman and a man, both of whom were sleeping. Police say that the couple was killed at the time of the impact.

Tragically, the unborn baby was killed as well. The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover. Authorities are still investigating the accident, and no other information regarding this crash was reported.

A fatal crash is understandably devastating for all involved, including the surviving family of a deceased victim. Regrettably, a family is left to bear the burden of burying their loved one, struggling to come to terms with their grief and often confronting by unexpected expenses. Florida families who are affected by these types of tragedies retain the right to file a wrongful death claim against a party deemed negligent in order to seek recovery of monetary damages associated with the accident. Upon appropriate proof of liability, a civil court will consider claims for documented items of financial loss.

Source: Miami Herald, “Florida mobile home crash kills sleeping couple, unborn child“, Jessica De Leon, April. 1, 2015

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