The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating a car crash that took the lives of three people and injured three others. One of the drivers allegedly crossed the highway and caused the fatal Miami wreck, which involved two vehicles.
The head-on car accident occurred around 2 a.m., on Jan. 19. Two vehicles – a small car and an SUV – were traveling on Krome Avenue near SW 144th Street, when one of the vehicles crossed into the other lane and struck the other head-on. The impact caused both vehicles to catch fire.
By the time emergency personnel had arrived, two people had already perished in the crash. Their burns were so severe that they could not be immediately identified. The Florida Highway Patrol will have to use dental records in order to identify the victims. Four others were injured and taken to local hospitals. One person died on the way. The other three are still alive, but their conditions are unknown.
Police are still determining which driver caused the accident. There are many elements that could have been involved in the crash. The negligent driver could have been distracted by passengers. He or she could have been impaired or possibly texting and driving.
Those who have been injured in a car accident, or who have lost a loved one, have a right to seek compensation for a variety of claims, such as pain and suffering, medical expenses, wrongful death and another damages. While no amount of money can replace a loved one, it can make the financial impact of the accident easier for the family to deal with.
Source: CBS Miami, “Three People Dead In Fiery Crash On Krome Avenue” No author given, Jan. 19, 2014