Miami, FL – One Killed in Fatal Crash on Palmetto Expressway
Miami, FL (December 10, 2020) – A fatal traffic collision that took the life of one individual took place on the Palmetto Expressway on Sunday, December 6.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. on the Palmetto Expressway when an SUV flipped over, scattering debris across SR-826 at Northwest 122nd Street. The reason the collision occurred remains unknown, as police continue their crash investigation.
According to the accident report, one person, who remains unidentified at this time, lost their life in the fatal crash. A witness statement revealed that the deceased victim was ejected from the vehicle due to the force of the collision.
Another person, who also remains unidentified, was injured in the accident and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The scope and severity of their injuries have not been disclosed to the public at this point in time.
Northbound 826 was closed from 103rd Street until some time after 9:00 a.m., approximately six hours after the accident took place. First responders worked at the crash scene assisting the injured victim and clearing the wreckage from the roadway.
Florida Highway Patrol investigators were on the scene of the accident along with paramedics and fire crews. The crash is currently under local law enforcement investigation. No further details have been reported.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Florida Car Crashes
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.
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.
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.
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