Personal injury and death result from Florida car accident

At approximately 2 p.m. on a recent Friday afternoon, a Florida roadway became the scene of a tragic accident. The incident resulted in personal injury to more than one person, in addition to two fatalities. FHP agents continue to investigate the collision at this time.

Two vehicles were reportedly involved in the recent crash at a Florida intersection. Information provided suggests that one of the drivers failed to obey a stop sign. A 49-year-old woman was driving the car that was heading west and allegedly drove past the stop sign. A 43-year-old motorist was said to have been traveling in a southbound direction when the two cars collided.

The woman who is accused of failing to stop at the appropriate time was taken to an area hospital after suffering serious injuries. Sadly, a 65-year-old passenger in her vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle was also transported to a hospital and was listed in serious condition. A 67-year-old woman who had been an occupant in her vehicle was also pronounced dead on site. One other vehicle occupant suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

When personal injury or death has been suffered in a Florida car accident, a victim or immediate family member surviving a decedent sometimes chooses to file a legal claim in a civil court against the motorist deemed negligent. Doing so allows compensation to be sought for damages that can include funeral costs, medical bills, emotional pain and suffering or other losses related to the accident. A first logical step to take in the process would be to contact a personal injury lawyer in the area for consultation.

Source: my panhandle.com, “Two People Dead, Three Injured in Car Crash“, Sept. 11, 2015