2 Florida teens dead after wrong-way auto accident

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday February 13, 2018

Florida certainly sees its share of motor vehicle crashes. Some of them involve drivers who somehow ended up traveling the wrong direction on one of the state’s roadways. It appears that this was the case in a recent deadly auto accident that claimed the life of two teenagers.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 98-year-old man was driving an RV on a Florida road on a recent Tuesday night. Somehow, he did so in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, a vehicle occupied by two teenagers had no idea that the RV was headed right for them. The two vehicles collided.

The 17-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger both suffered catastrophic injuries and did not survive. The RV driver and his passenger suffered injuries, but survived. The elderly man only recently renewed his driver’s license in his home state of Michigan after some raised concerns about his ability to continue to drive safely. Now, those fears may be confirmed, and the man may end up giving up his driver’s license.

Many say that this incident may be a wakeup call for the RV driver. Unfortunately, it comes too late for the families of the teens that died. Those grieving families may exercise their rights to file wrongful death claims against the driver deemed responsible for this devastating auto accident. Just as would be the case for any other family in this situation, in order to increase their chances of successfully receiving an award of damages, they may benefit from speaking with a Florida attorney.

Source: wxyz.com, “98-year-old Dearborn man accused of deadly crash in Florida“, Kim Russell, Feb. 8, 2018

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