Martin Co, FL – Fatal Two-Car Crash on I-95 Near Baker Rd
Martin Co, FL (July 12, 2021) – The Florida Highway Patrol reported that one person died on Monday, July 12th after a collision between two vehicles in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Martin County.
The crash took place on I-95 in the area of Baker Road at about 4:30 a.m. when a car and an SUV were both driving in the left lane when the two collided, forcing the car off the roadway where it crashed into a culvert, the rolled into a lake where it was completely submerged.
The SUV came to a controlled stop on the shoulder.
The driver of the car, a 24-year-old male from Monterey, California, died at the scene.
The 29-year-old driver of the SUV, a Palm Beach County resident, was unharmed.
The case is pending investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Car Accidents in Martin County
Fatal car accidents continue to be a major problem in Florida. In 2019, more than 3,100 people were tragically killed due to crashes on our state’s roadways. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable victims as they have nothing to shield them from the force and impact of a serious accident. More than 80% of people involved in Florida car accidents can expect to suffer some type of injury while about 10% of pedestrian crash victims will be killed, many of them due to the actions of a negligent driver.
In the aftermath of a car accident in Florida, you are likely to have questions regarding your legal rights. Under Florida law, you could be entitled to relief if your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Florida’s wrongful death statute allows family members to pursue a wrongful death claim if the crash directly resulted in the loss of their loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit can help relatives obtain much-needed compensation during a difficult time where you are likely facing a rash of sudden and unexpected expenses.
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