1 killed, several injured in multiple interstate crashes

One person was killed and several others were injured in a series of accidents that occurred in Florida on Nov. 14. Police determined that alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crashes. All of the drivers involved were riding alone in their vehicles. Police attributed the wrecks to poor driving in slowed traffic due to the first accident. The fatal crash that started the incident occurred on the westbound side of Interstate 4 at around 5:25 a.m.

A 27-year-old male driver was traveling west in a 2009 Mitsubishi when he lost control and drove into the concrete wall located at the Polk Parkway overpass. The driver inside the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Florida Highway Patrol claims that he was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.

The second accident occurred shortly after 5:45 a.m. near the same area. Officials say a driver in a 2000 Jeep suffered injuries when he was rear-ended as he slowed down for stopped traffic ahead. The impact of the crash sent the jeep rolling over several times before it crashed into a cable barrier. A third crash occurred when a 2003 BMW 330CI was also rear-ended by a 17-year-old’s Toyota. The wreck involved three additional vehicles, and two people suffered minor injuries.

People who suffer injuries in a crash may benefit from contacting legal counsel about filing a personal injury claim. A lawyer might help a victim obtain restitution designed to offset medical expenses, loss of income and other economic hardships caused by the wreck.

Source: TheLedger.com, “Series of Interstate 4 Crashes Kills 1, Injures Several Others“, Mike Ferguson, November 15, 2014