The college community of a Florida university is in mourning after a tragedy occurred that involved several of its students at approximately 9:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday night. The motor vehicle crash resulted in personal injury to more than one victim. Several lives were also lost in the tragic collision.
A vehicle with four occupants was apparently navigating a turn at an intersection on a Florida roadway. Another vehicle appears to have crashed into it as it was making the turn. The second vehicle was said to be traveling at a very high rate of speed. Witnesses say that the man behind the wheel of the car that appears to have caused the accident went running into a nearby gas station after realizing what had just happened.
Those who suffered injuries were transported to the hospital for emergency care. One young man, 21 years of age, died at the scene. Two other students who were in the same car, a 22-year-old male and a 21-year-old female, reportedly succumbed to their injuries after being taken to the hospital. Two other males were expected to be released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.
Several of those involved were members of various sororities and fraternities at the college. Their fellow students issued a public statement expressing their grief and honoring the victims. In similar Florida cases, victims who have suffered personal injury or the immediate family members of those who have died in an accident caused by another motorist’s negligence are able to file legal claims in civil court. This allows them to seek compensation for damages, which in a successfully litigated case, could be used to recover the cost of funeral expenses, medical bills or any other losses associated with an accident.
Source: wctv.tv, “School, Sorority Remember Victims Lost in Car Crash”, Chris Gros, Natalie Rubino, James Buechele, Sept. 9, 2015