Call 386.492.8366
for a Free Consultation
855.242.7752
(Toll Free Number Answered After Hours)

Florida car accidents: Wrong-way driving can cause fatal outcomes

Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of lost lives. The ways in which car accidents take place vary, but in many instances, they result from drivers operating their vehicles in ways that put themselves and others at serious risk. Driving under the influence, distracted driving, reckless driving and many other factors can all contribute to fatal crashes.

It was recently reported that a wrong-way driver caused a fatal crash in Florida. Apparently, a 37-year-old man was traveling the wrong direction on a roadway at approximately 1 a.m. The man's vehicle nearly crashed into a police officer's cruiser, but the officer was able to avoid a collision by swerving out of the way. However, the man's vehicle continued traveling and collided head-on with another car.

Both the man and the 23-year-old woman driving the other vehicle suffered fatal injuries in the incident. They were declared dead at the accident site. At the time of the report, authorities were still investigating to determine whether alcohol may have played a role in the fatal event. Additional information may be available at a later time.

Though fatal car accidents are not altogether uncommon, the loss of life is always tragic. The family of the woman killed in this Florida incident are certainly shocked and dismayed by the outcome and may be wondering how to handle the situation. While they work through the grieving process, they may find themselves contemplating seeking compensation for their losses. Though the driver considered at fault for the crash also died, the woman's family could still file a wrongful death claim against that individual's estate.

Source: usnews.com, "2 Die in Wrong-Way Crash on Florida Highway", July 4, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Awards & Recognitions

Avvo Clients Choice 2014 Employment Avvo Clients Choice 2014 Divorce
Email us for a response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Office

517 S. Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Toll Free: 855-242-7752
Phone: 386-492-8366
Fax: 386-226-4886
Daytona Beach Law Office Map

Review us
(Answered After Hours)