Woman Killed After Car Sinks in Brevard County Canal

A 21-year-old woman from Titusville, FL was killed early Saturday morning, February 26, when her Honda Accord went off a seawall and sank to the bottom of a canal in Brevard County, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

The young woman was alone in the car when she drifted at a curve on Mullet Road and went off the edge of the seawall around 2:30 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). The car rolled onto its right side and sank in the canal. The young woman was pulled out of the Honda by divers but was pronounced dead at Cape Canaveral Hospital. Tests will be taken to determine if alcohol or any other substances may have contributed to this tragedy.

Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of this young woman for her sudden passing.

The article does not say what may have happened to cause this tragic fatal Florida car crash. While a blood test should show if alcohol or drugs were present, an experienced personal injury attorney will also want to look at the phone records to determine if this person was texting or talking on the cell phone or otherwise distracted. Farah & Farah investigators will also back track her activities that night to determine if the young woman might have been served alcohol at a bar. The bar or liquor store might not be liable for injuries unless the driver was under the age of 21, which would be verified, or if the alcohol supplier knew the person was addicted to alcohol. In that case it could be predicted that there was a foreseeable risk of injury and that individual or establishment could be responsible for compensation for a wrongful death.

There are many avenues for investigation in an unfortunate accident such as this one, from a defective automobile, to road debris, or the involvement of another vehicle. Let an experienced Florida car accident lawyer from a reputable personal injury law firm help you in your search for answers.