Miami Beach, FL – Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident on Alton Rd near 27th St
Miami Beach, FL (April 26, 2021) – One person lost their life and another was hospitalized after an auto collision in Miami Beach. It was reported to have taken place on the morning of Monday, April 26.
Three vehicles were involved in the wreck that occurred near 27th Street and Alton Road. The three cars involved were identified as a Ford Mustang, an Audi, and a Porsche. The driver of the Mustang has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving with damage to person or property, and driving with a suspended license. He was identified as 38-year-old Brian Williams, an Oakland, California resident.
The crash report states that Williams was speeding south around a curve on Alton Road behind the Porsche when the collision happened. Williams failed to control his vehicle around the curve and struck the Porsche. Officials stated that the Mustang began to drift sideways, ran over a curb, and then drove into two trees.
The Porsche was forced into an Audi parked nearby due to the force of the collision. The incident was reported to authorities just after 12:15 a.m. on the morning of April 26. Two female passengers present in Williams’ vehicle at the time of the wreck were transported to local hospitals with injuries deemed critical in nature.
They were identified as Sierra Cummins and Desire Walker. Walker was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Porsche’s driver was treated for cuts at the crash site.
The southbound lanes of Alton Road were closed at 29th Street for several hours after the accident happened. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and affected by this crash in Miami Beach.
Auto Collisions in Florida
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.
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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.
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