Excessive speeding continues to play a contributing role in many collisions, and those who cross paths with a speeding driver may find it difficult if not impossible to escape the path of danger. In addition, car accidents involving the presence of speeding may also run a greater risk of carrying severe or even fatal results. One person was killed and another suffered severe injuries during a recent car accident involving the suspected presence of speeding and impairment in Florida.
Reports indicate that the incident took place on a local interstate on a recent Tuesday night. Authorities say that the driver of a northbound car suddenly crashed into a second vehicle while traveling at high speeds. The impact reportedly forced the second vehicle to veer off the road and hit a tree, while the car also veered off course and crashed into a nearby pole.
While reports indicate that there was a third vehicle involved in the crash, no further information about its involvement was provided. Authorities say that the driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, while a passenger in this vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver who caused the crash was reportedly taken into custody and is facing numerous charges in relation to the incident.
Decisions of another driver
When the decisions of another driver cause a car accident to occur, those who suffer serious injuries or lose someone close in the process may find the outcome thereof difficult to accept. Individuals in Florida who suffer harm or loss in such an incident could find it helpful to consult with legal counsel for advice on their options and the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can evaluate every aspect of the crash, along with a client’s injuries and needs, and help create a strategy to seek the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled to receive.