Excessive speed leads to personal injury, death in Florida

Every Florida motorist is obligated to comply with traffic and safety regulations when navigating roadways. Acting with negligence or driving in a reckless manner puts oneself and others at risk for potentially serious personal injury or death. A recent tragedy occurred when a young man was driving at excessive speeds and collided with another car.

The sport utility vehicle was apparently barreling through the streets at more than 100 m.p.h. on a recent Saturday afternoon. It was being driven by an 18-year-old male. Another nearby vehicle, driven by a 90-year-old individual, was attempting to make a turn when the speeding vehicle crashed into it. The elderly man was then taken to an area hospital for emergency treatment of his injuries. Sadly, he did not survive.

The driver of the speeding vehicle also died when, after hitting the man’s vehicle, his sport utility vehicle smashed into a pole and ignited in flames.  It was just after 2 p.m. when the horrific crash occurred. Traffic lanes were closed until approximately 8p.m. Saturday evening.

If a victim survives personal injury in a Florida car accident that was caused by another motorist’s negligence, it is possible to pursue legal action against the negligent driver in court. If a victim succumbs to injuries suffered in an accident, an immediate family member may act on behalf of the deceased loved one by seeking a monetary judgment. If the party responsible for the accident has also died, a claim may be filed against the driver’s estate.

Source: firstcoastnews.com, “2 dead in deadly high-speed wreck on Roosevelt“, Jacob Rodriguez, Jan. 11, 2016