A two-car accident in Florida left two people dead and one person in critical condition on the night of Oct. 27. A 51-year-old woman was reportedly headed south in one of the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 near Crystal River when she struck a car head-on. The 74-year-old woman driving the northbound car was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The older woman’s passenger, a 75-year-old woman, was transported to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. She later died at the hospital. A helicopter crew transported the alleged wrong-way driver to an Ocala hospital for treatment of critical injuries. She was reportedly still in critical condition one day after the incident.
At the time of the report, a police investigation was still underway. Investigators were still unsure what caused the woman to drive in the wrong direction. They had yet to determine whether she was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Families of deceased car accident victims may find themselves in a state of financial uncertainty as well as emotional turmoil. Many households lose a crucial source of support when they lose a family member’s income, and the loss of household services such as housekeeping or child or elder care may also disrupt a family’s routine on an everyday level.
A family might choose to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney if they believe another driver’s negligence contributed to their loved one’s death. The attorney may be able to assist the family in filing a wrongful death claim and seeking compensation for loss of earnings, support, services and other damages resulting from the victim’s death.
Source: WWSB, “2 killed in wrong-way crash in Florida“, October 28, 2014