A Toyota Camry reportedly turned in front of an oncoming Jeep on Anniston Road at Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Friday morning, October 8, leaving two people with life-threatening injuries following a collision, according to News4Jax.com.
The vehicle accident occurred around 9 a.m. when the Camry turned into the Salvation Army Store on Beach Boulevard and right into the path of the Jeep. The Jeep then T-boned the Camry which left the car’s occupants trapped underneath the vehicle. Rescue crews extricated them from the scene and they were taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. The driver of the Jeep suffered only minor injuries.
There is no information as to whether or not the driver and passenger of the Camry were wearing seat belts.
Car Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration predicted when Florida initiated its new seat belt law last June, 124 lives would be saved and more than 1,700 injuries would be prevented. According to the State Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2,983 people were killed in motor vehicle related crashes in 2008 and of those deaths, 60 percent of people in cars equipped with seat belts, but who were not wearing them, were killed.
Auto accidents often result from careless driving or a failure to yield the right-of-way. Improper lane change and driving under the influence also contribute to car crashes in Florida.
The reputable Florida car accident attorneys at Farah & Farah would want to explore all of the possible causes of this auto accident including the condition of the roadway, the ability of the driver, the possibility another vehicle was involved, the safety of both vehicles, including a check of the brakes and whether speeding or driving under the influence might have contributed in some way in order to determine the at-fault party.