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Hollywood, FL – Fatal I-95 Crash Takes Life of Teenager

Jupiter, FL - Car Accident with Injuries on I-95 North

Hollywood, FL (October 1, 2020) – An auto accident on an interstate in Hollywood ended the life of one 15-year-old boy. 

The incident took place this past Saturday night, September 26, when a pickup truck with three passengers in the cab and one person riding in the truck bed was headed north on I-95 just south of Hollywood Boulevard. 

They were traveling in the far right lane of the interstate with a 15-year-old as the driver, who attempted to make an insecure lane change. 

The unlicensed teen collided with a sedan in the other lane and lost control of the truck, causing it to spin clockwise into an SUV parked on the right-hand shoulder of the road due to engine issues. 

The truck continued to spin and then struck a guard rail and finally came to a full stop at the edge of the interstate. At some point during the chaotic collision, the 15-year-old riding in the truck bed was thrown from the vehicle. 

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the wreck in order to render emergency medical aid to anyone injured in the crash. However, upon their arrival, they found that the 15-year-old boy who was ejected from the back of the truck had already succumbed to his injuries and passed away. 

The teenager, who has not been identified, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by medical professionals. 

It is currently unclear whether or not the other three passengers present in the truck at the time of the wreck sustained injuries. A local news report stated simply that they had “survived” and were all wearing seatbelts. 

No further information has been made public concerning the accident or its surrounding circumstances, and no other injuries were reported to have resulted from the incident.  No one involved has been identified at this time.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Our thoughts are with anyone injured in the accident in hopes of a full and speedy recovery. 

An investigation into the details of the accident will be carried out by the police. 

Florida Auto Collisions

A fatal car accident in Florida is estimated to take place approximately once every three hours. This averages out to nearly 9 people who lose their lives per day due to fatal Florida car accidents. Each year, on average, a total of approximately 3,000 individuals are killed due to auto collisions in Florida. Sadly, most of these incidences are caused by driver negligence.

Negligence while driving is an easily preventable mistake made by thousands if not millions of American drivers. This dangerous behavior causes a very large number of traffic accidents throughout the nation, as well as traffic fatalities. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person on the road, call a Florida wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options for financial compensation. 

The most prevalent cause for car accidents to occur in the Sunshine State, currently, is distracted driving, which is another form of negligent driving. The specific action that people most often choose to carry out while driving that puts them in the ‘distracted driving’ category is texting. Texting and driving accounts for nearly one-fourth of all of the car accidents that take place in Florida.

Some other common causes of car accidents in Florida are intoxication, fatigue, and speeding. One must always be alert, cautious, and sober when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Failing to do so could result in serious injury or death. 

Seeking the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable Florida accident attorney after involvement in a serious accident is your best bet in receiving full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Attempting to negotiate a just compensation amount from the insurance company on your own without the skilled assistance of a Florida personal injury lawyer could put you in an undesirable position. Insurance companies often attempt to totally avoid paying compensation or coerce accident victims into settling for a meager amount. 

If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a negligently caused car accident, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation depending on the circumstances of your crash. Allow a Florida personal injury attorney to inform you of your existing legal rights, and to help you exercise them in court if need be. 

In the horrible event that you have lost someone you love in a traffic accident that was caused by the reckless, careless actions of another person, a Florida wrongful death lawyer could assist you in collecting financial compensation in order to cover things like funeral costs and towering medical bills. The truth remains that nothing could ever replace the loss of a loved one, but monetary recompense can be extremely helpful in covering outstanding costs associated with your loved one’s accident and passing. 

The Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully protecting and preserving the rights of those injured in carelessly caused accidents for the past three decades. We work to provide injured accident victims and their families with the most effective and aggressive (when necessary) legal representation in Florida. Dealing with all of this on top of being injured and/or losing a loved one is an almost insurmountable task when done alone. But with the help of a legal professional like a Florida car accident lawyer, you can get the compensation and justice you may be entitled to. Call our law firm today at (954) 566-9919 to get started on your own personal injury case and to speak with a reputable and skilled personal injury lawyer. 

Note: Our team of writers for Boone & Davis Law utilizes secondary sources in the creation of these posts. These sources include newspaper reports, news stories, police reports, social media posts, and eyewitness accounts of injury accidents that take place in South Florida. The facts in these posts have not been independently verified by members of our writing staff therefore if you see any information that is not correct or is inaccurate, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can correct the information right away.  If you would prefer that the post be removed from our site, let us know and we will do our best to remove the post as promptly as possible.

Disclaimer: We have worked hard to become valued members of our local business community. Our law firm is providing this post for general information purposes and hope that through awareness, our community members will use the necessary precautions to avoid serious accidents like the one described in this post and prepare them should they find themselves the victim of a serious wreck. We want to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of Florida. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The pictures depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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