Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that four people were killed in an intersection crash on Jan. 24. The fatal accident involved two pickup trucks that collided at an intersection in Jackson County. One of the vehicles was traveling southbound, and the other car was going eastbound. In addition to the four deaths, two people were seriously injured in the crash.
The car accident happened when a 54-year-old man failed to stop at a stop sign. After entering the path of traffic, the man’s pickup truck collided with another pickup truck that was being driven by a 57-year-old man. The collision caused both of the cars to overturn and catch fire.
The driver of the car that ran the stop sign and two passengers who were in his vehicle were all pronounced dead at the scene. A 6-year-old child who was in the same vehicle survived the accident and was transported to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in critical condition. The other driver who was involved in the accident survived, but a passenger in his vehicle did not. After the accident, authorities shut down the roadway near the accident scene in order to conduct an investigation.
A person who has been injured in a crash like this one may be entitled to claim some financial compensation through a personal injury claim. An attorney may be able to help a victim in this situation to establish the liability of the driver at fault. If the driver at fault died in the crash, a claim for compensation can still be filed against the driver’s estate.
Source: WJHG, “Four Killed in Car Wreck in Jackson County,” Jan. 25, 2015