A man is facing criminal charges for driving recklessly and causing a three-vehicle accident that critically injured two in Miami, Florida, recently. The man could also face personal injury action from the injured plaintiffs, who police say are in critical condition following the accident on Thursday, Aug. 7.
According to accident reports, the 34-year-old from Texas was allegedly traveling over 80 mph in a 40 mph zone on the causeway when the accident occurred. Witnesses say the Ford F-150 pickup changed lanes and hit a white Mazda passenger car that was sitting still at a red light. Upon impact, the car was pushed and hit the side of a BMW.
Officers at the scene say the driver and a passenger in the Mazda were transported to an area medical center and are listed as being in critical condition. The BMW driver was seriously injured and also transported to the hospital. The driver of the Ford pickup was taken into custody and charged with driving with a suspended license and reckless driving causing bodily injury.
All it takes is one careless driver to cause injury or death to others on the road. Those affected by the actions of a negligent driver can face lengthy recovery times due to injuries. That means mounting medical bills and, often, time off work without a paycheck. People who have been injured by another driver in an accident may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to see what legal options may be available to them if they wish to recoup some of the money they have lost due to the incident.
Source: click2houston.com, “Houston man arrested in Florida causeway crash that critically injured 2“, Peter Burke, August 08, 2014