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Florida car accidents: Man, boy killed in crash

Any loss of life due to an unexpected accident can have lasting impacts. Though car accidents are common occurrences, the grief and hardships that such events can cause are something that numerous people continue to struggle with. A fatal incident can prove particularly difficult to wrap one's mind around if the possibility exists that it could have been avoided.

It was recently reported that a fatal crash took place in Florida. At least three individuals were involved in the two-vehicle collision. Reports indicated that a pickup truck carrying a 73-year-old driver and an 11-year-old passenger had entered an intersection when the truck was hit by a car. The car had been speeding at the time and collided with the driver's side of the pickup before both vehicles caught fire.

The incident resulted in both the pickup truck driver and the 11-year-old boy suffering fatal injuries. It was noted that the driver was not wearing a seat belt but the boy was. The driver of the car was considered to be in critical condition, and it was also reported that charges relating to the crash were pending.

When car accidents have such tragic outcomes, the surviving families of victims have the right to pursue recompense for their losses. If the families of these Florida victims wish to take such action, they may want to learn more about wrongful death claims. Filing this type of legal claim could allow them to seek compensation from the driver considered at fault for financial and emotional struggles stemming from the crash.

Source:, "FHP: 73-year-old driver identified in deadly DeLand crash", June 23, 2017

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