Lighthouse Point, FL – Two Killed in Rear-End Crash on NE 49th St.
Lighthouse Point, FL (January 24, 2021) – Officials responded to the scene of a fatal rear-end collision in Lighthouse Point on Saturday, January 23rd. The crash happened at the intersection of Northeast 49th Street and U.S. Highway 1.
According to officials, a white SUV came to a stop at a red light in the intersection. At the same time, a second vehicle traveling behind the SUV failed to slow down and slammed into the SUV from behind. The crash caused one of the vehicles to burst into flames. An unmarked police car responded to the scene just after the crash took place. Two people were pronounced dead at the accident scene. At this time, there is no word on whether the victims were in the SUV or the other vehicle.
Police are still investigating the accident and its cause. There is no additional information available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims following this deadly car accident in Lighthouse Point.
Fatal Car Accidents in Florida
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there was a total of 401,867 car accidents in Florida in 2019. Tragically, 3,185 people lost their lives in these accidents. Many of the victims of Florida car accidents were killed in crashes that were caused by someone else’s negligence. While we do not typically think of rear-end collisions as being serious, they can cause death and catastrophic injuries to occur, especially if they take place at a high rate of speed. Many rear-end crashes are caused by the negligence of other motorists who are distracted from the roadway for one reason or another.
If you have lost a family member in a Florida car accident, our thoughts are with you. Certainly, there are few things more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one, especially when your family member was killed in a crash that was not their fault. During this time, you rightfully have questions concerning your legal options. Fortunately, there is help available.
Under Florida law, the family member of a deceased crash victim may be entitled to file an action for wrongful death. Under these cases, the victim’s family can pursue compensation for lost wages, payment of funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and possibly more. Due to their complexity, wrongful death claims should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
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