During the holiday season, families travel extensively. Some only travel a few minutes down the road, and others travel across the country. Of course, the extra drivers on the road usually mean that there is a higher risk of traffic accidents. Florida Highway Patrol responded to a call last weekend which resulted in not only the deaths of two individuals, but the personal injury of several others.
The accident occurred at a State Road 79 intersection on Saturday, Dec. 30 and involved two vehicles. The first vehicle was initially stopped at the intersection, and the second was traveling southbound. As the second vehicle approached, the first vehicle entered the intersection and was struck by the second vehicle.
Authorities report that the first vehicle contained four passengers, and the second contained five. The driver of the first vehicle and one of its other passengers were killed in the crash. Two other passengers, a 77-year-old woman and a four-year-old child suffered serious and minor injuries respectively. The driver and passengers in the second vehicle also suffered minor injuries.
Traveling with multiple passengers in a car can sometimes prove challenging for a driver, especially if they are not accustomed to driving with several people. Drivers traveling with groups of people must take the distractions provided by their passengers in stride and continue to monitor their surroundings carefully. Unfortunately, there are times where a driver’s attention may waiver for just a moment, and in that moment, the unthinkable can occur. Victims of car accidents in Florida that resulted in personal injury could benefit from speaking with an attorney. The victims or their families may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, property damages or funeral costs if necessary.
Source: wjhg.com, “FHP: Two dead in Washington County crash, several injured“, Dec. 31, 2017