Florida mother dead after head-on accident

The Florida Highway Patrol was on the scene of a car accident on Nov. 11 in which the 26-year-old mother of two girls died. As the woman drove her car south, she was hit head-on by an out-of-control vehicle that had crossed into her path.

A spokesperson for the FHP reported that the accident was still under investigation at the time of the report, but according to a witness, the 20-year-old female driver who crossed the centerline might have been hunched over at the wheel when the accident occurred. Troopers were awaiting the outcome of tests to establish whether alcohol could have contributed to this crash. There was no reported injury to the younger woman, and no charges were immediately filed in this case.

The woman who allegedly caused the accident also struck another vehicle after colliding with the first one. The 32-year-old male driver of this car did not suffer any injuries in the accident.

An investigation could take some time to complete while authorities question witnesses and wait on test results. Crash reconstruction is a tool that troopers might use to gain a clearer picture of an incident. In this case, once the accident investigation is finalized, the woman could face criminal charges.

When a fatal car accident such as this occurs, the family of the deceased might consider seeking the assistance of a personal injury attorney who can help them try to recover compensation for any accident-related damages. The attorney can obtain reports and represent the family in a wrongful death suit or help them negotiate insurance settlements.

Source: Orlando Sentinel , “Mother of two killed in Pine Hills crash“, David Harris, November 12, 2014