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Deadly impacts result from wrong-way motor vehicle accidents

When two opposing forces collide, the impact is often so violent that devastating destruction takes place. Wrong-way motor vehicle accidents illustrate this fact in tragic and dramatic fashion. These crashes nearly always come with catastrophic injuries and death whether they occur here in Florida or elsewhere.

A recent wrong-way crash that took place in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2016 was no exception. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a two-car accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 275 sometime after 3:40 a.m. that morning, which is the approximate time the crash reportedly happened. Upon arrival, they discovered that the 29-year-old driver of one of the vehicles suffered fatal injuries in the impact. The other driver, a 55-year-old man, survived, but was last reported as being in critical condition at an area hospital.

The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary details of the accident were released. The woman's car was headed north on the southbound side of the interstate. As it approached the man's vehicle, each driver attempted to take evasive action to no avail. The vehicles collided almost head-on despite their efforts.

The critically injured man will undoubtedly incur significant medical bills, lost income and other damages as he attempts to recover from his injuries -- if a full recovery is even possible. Even though the wrong-way driver died, the surviving driver retains the right to file a personal injury claim against her estate. Successfully establishing to a Florida civil court that his injuries were the result of another person's negligence could prompt the court to award him damages consistent with those achieved in many other motor vehicle accidents.

Source: St. Pete, FL Patch, "Fatal Skyway Bridge Crash: IDs Released", Sherri Lonon, Dec. 30, 2016

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