Wrong-way drivers pose a serious threat to individuals traveling the roadways. They put themselves, their passengers and travelers in other vehicles at risk of being involved in motor vehicle accidents that could easily lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, these accidents happen relatively often, and the outcomes have a tendency to be tragic.
It was recently reported that a crash in Florida involved a wrong-way driver and two other vehicles. Apparently, one driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike. One of the other vehicles involved was a prisoner transport van, and the driver of the van was able to veer out of the way of the other vehicle. However, the wrong-way driver did crash into a car that was traveling behind the van.
The driver of the vehicle that was hit had to be extricated from the vehicle, and it was reported that that individual suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at an area hospital. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle also suffered injuries that proved fatal. At the time of the report, the incident was still under investigation to determine what factors may have contributed to the event.
Motor vehicle accidents that result in deaths often present more questions than immediate answers. However, investigations can often uncover important facts relating to these events. The family of the individual who was killed by the wrong-way driver may find such facts useful, especially if they wish to pursue compensation for their loss and other damages. Filing a wrongful death claim in Florida against the estate of the driver considered at fault could allow them to seek monetary restitution.
Source: local10.com, “2 killed in wrong-way crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Cutler Bay“, Madeleine Wright and Peter Burke, Oct. 20, 2017