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Fatal car accidents often leave Florida families struggling

Crossing into the opposite lane of travel is a common cause of serious crashes. Car accidents of this type happen regularly, especially when there is no solid median to separate the lanes. A driver could make a mistake or find him or herself distracted and end up in the wrong lane, causing a collision with another vehicle.

Similar circumstances recently led to a crash in Florida. Reports stated that a 59-year-old man was driving a pickup truck when he apparently was unable to successfully travel through a curve in the road. He reportedly over-corrected the pickup, which caused the vehicle to move into the wrong lane. As a result, an SUV traveling in the opposite direction collided with the truck. 

Two women were inside the SUV at the time of the crash. One woman, reported as being 52 years old, was a passenger in the SUV, and she suffered fatal injuries in the incident. The 59-year-old woman driving the SUV was seriously injured, as was the man driving the pickup truck. Both of the latter individuals were transported to an area hospital in order to receive treatment. 

When fatal car accidents occur, the victims' families can be left wondering how they should process the event. In many cases, family and seriously injured crash survivors face hardships that are difficult to overcome in the wake of such an incident. That may be the case for the family of this Florida victim as well as the injured woman, and as a result, they may wish to consider seeking compensation for damages from the driver considered at fault.

Source: tallahassee.com, "Tallahassee woman killed, two seriously injured in Thursday evening car crash", June 9, 2017

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