If you live in south Florida, have visited the area, or recently relocated to the sunshine state, then you may have already learned just how dangerous the roadways can be there. Drivers are constantly engaging in risky behavior and far too often you have vehicles riding so close to you that you think they are going to come through your back windshield. While most Floridians can agree that the drivers in their area could benefit from some improvement, many continue to operate their vehicles in a way that puts everyone at risk who may be driving nearby to them.
Just recently, the Sun-Sentinel reported on an accident that may have occurred on account of human error, although the reason for the collision has not yet been confirmed by police. The news outlet stated that 28-year-old Ruben Sola Mulero from Miramar had been operating his Nissan sedan on I-75 one Friday evening when he crashed into the back of a tanker carrying fuel. The collision occurred just south of the Royal Palm Boulevard exit in Weston and the driver of the sedan was left trapped inside his vehicle as result of the impact. The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue team arrived at the scene and used the Jaws of Life to pry open the vehicle and rescue the driver inside.
All lanes on I-75 were closed while a helicopter landed at the scene and transported Mulero to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale with serious injuries. The news source did not highlight whether the driver of the tanker truck suffered any injuries but did report that there did not appear to be a leak from it after the crash.
Two Women in Miami Killed in Accident that May Have Been Caused by Speeding
Back at the beginning of July, another crash occurred on the southbound side of I-95 that resulted in two fatalities. Apparently, a white Hyundai sedan and a white Ford Explorer Sport Trac were speeding down the interstate when the Hyundai crashed and was left wedged between a guardrail and a tree on Southwest 25thRoad and Southwest First Avenue [Source: ABC Local 10 News]. Police learned that the two drivers were speeding after a 911 call came in from a witness who had seen the two vehicles speeding down the roadway.
Although the source stated that police were not able to determine why the drivers were speeding, they believe this is the main reason why the fatal crash occurred.
When police found the Hyundai, they said that the driver and a back seat passenger had died on impact. They have been identified as 26-year-old Krysten Disla and 22-year-old Kaylee Heath. Another back seat passenger had managed to climb out of the vehicle and walked a few blocks away from the accident scene. That passenger was located and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
Officer Michael Vega told the news source that the driver of the other vehicle had stopped at the scene of the collision for a short time and then drove away. The source highlighted that “authorities want to find the driver of the pickup truck to find out more about what led up to the crash.” Vega said that while it isn’t clear whether the drivers were chasing each other or if this was a case of road rage, but they are actively investigating the incident to determine what happened and why.
Although not all car crashes are a result of human error, a good percentage of them are caused by a driver’s mistake. And if you or someone you know was injured or killed in a car wreck in Fort Lauderdale, FL that was caused by a negligent or reckless driver, it is important that you become aware of your legal rights. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit which can help you recover compensation for the damages the accident has caused.
So, if you would like to learn more about what your accident entitles you to and the process you are required to follow to recover this amount, contact a Fort Lauderdale, FL car accident attorney at Madalon Law. Not only will the lawyers at this firm answer any questions you may have, but they will also review with you the legal options you have that will allow you to collect the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
You can reach Madalon Law at:
100 N. Federal Highway #CU5
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301