One wrong move on the highway and two lives were lost in a tragic accident. It happened Sunday afternoon, November 27, when a couple from northwest St. Johns County was northbound on Interstate 95 with two passengers in their van. According to a story by News4jax, the 64-year-old driver and his 59-year-old wife were changing lanes to pass a pickup truck. The van hit the right rear bumper of the truck, causing the van’s driver to lose control. The vehicle then hit a tree in the median and the van rolled. The couple was killed in the crash, and the two passengers were taken to Halifax Hospital in serious condition. The crash happened just south of Daytona Beach around 3 p.m. in Osteen, Florida. The driver and passenger in the pickup truck were not injured in the crash.
Our sincere condolences go out to the friends and family members of this couple for their loss. Let’s pray that the other two injured victims have a speedy recovery.
Florida Auto Accident Causes
Statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) helped identify the leading causes of crashes in the state last year. Careless driving led to 332 fatalities in Florida in 2010, which was the leading cause of auto accidents. Alcohol consumption and driving under the influence were the second leading cause of accidents that led to 265 fatalities. A failure to yield the right-of-way caused 207 people to lose their life in Florida last year, and exceeding the safe speed limit took 118 lives. We know that many people follow the car in front of them too closely, especially young aggressive drivers, and that led to seven deaths in 2010.
If you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident in Florida, you may need representation to sort out the details of an investigation. The insurance provider for the other vehicle will have an investigator on the scene, or soon afterward, to point the blame at you so you should consider being represented as well. The auto accident attorneys in Florida of Farah & Farah have offices around the state and in south Georgia, and we are just one phone call away at 1(800) 533-3555. Let us offer you a complimentary consultation on your accident.
Source: http://www.news4jax.com/news/St-Johns-couple-killed-in-crash-on-I-95/-/475880/4832760/-/576n16/-/index.html; http://www.flhsmv.gov/hsmvdocs/CS2010.pdf