Reckless drivers are menaces on Florida roadways. Speeding and other negligent actions often lead to car accidents that result in personal injury or even death to others. Police say a recent crash was caused by erratic driving.
Apparently, the person behind the wheel of the vehicle at the time of the crash was not the owner of the car. The owner, it seems, was traveling as a passenger. The 30-year-old man who was driving the car was reportedly doing so without proper seat restraint and with a suspended driver’s license. Authorities claim that an unidentified officer had begun a pursuit of the vehicle because it was being driven in an erratic manner on the road.
Moments later, the car is said to have gone straight through a red light, at which time it crashed into another car that apparently had a green light at the intersection. The vehicle operated by the man who allegedly caused the accident went into a roll and hit a wall before coming to a final stop when it smashed into a nearby mailbox. Both the driver and his 27-year-old female passenger were killed.
Two people in the car that was hit, a 64-year-old man and his 58-year-old passenger, were transported to a local hospital for treatment of personal injury. The driver deemed responsible for the crash had a long history of criminal charges and traffic violations. When a person survives injuries in a Florida accident caused by a driver who has died in the accident, the recovering injured victim is able to seek restitution by filing a legal claim against the decedent’s estate. This enables the court to award monetary compensation in a successfully litigated case that can then be used to help pay medical bills and provide recovery for other losses associated with the incident.
Source: floridatoday.com, “Police: Driver speeding, two people killed in crash“, J.D. Gallop, Jan. 25, 2016