North Lauderdale, FL – Dwayne Toomer Killed in Crash on N State Rd 7
North Lauderdale, FL (February 4, 2021) – A man from Lauderhill has lost his life after being involved in an accident this past Saturday morning in North Lauderdale. Reports indicate that at around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, first responders in Broward received a call concerning a two-car crash in the 5300 block of North State Road 7.
Sheriff’s deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene along with paramedics. Preliminary investigations found that 57-year-old Dwayne Toomer was driving his 1994 GMC Safari Van when he drove into the left turning lane at Lakeside Drive. While turning left, Toomer drove into the path of a 2016 Mercedes being driven by one Sheldon Milwood, 32, of Miramar.
Milwood was headed south on North State Road 7. The two vehicles were involved in a T-bone collision that caused a passenger in Toomer’s van to be ejected from the vehicle. They were identified as 20-year-old Oakland Park resident Destiny Ross.
Tamarac Fire Rescue along with North Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the site of the accident in order to assist those with injuries. All three individuals involved in the collision required transportation to area hospitals for treatment. Toomer later succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
An investigation into the details of the incident will be carried out by area authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Dwayne Toomer at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
Car Accidents in Florida
A car accident takes place in Florida approximately once every 84 seconds or over 1,000 times per day. Each year, there are around 400,000 auto collisions in Florida that cause over 250,000 injuries and more than 3,000 deaths.
These collisions can take place for a number of different reasons, but the current leading cause of car accidents in Florida is distracted driving, specifically texting and driving, which accounts for approximately 16% of the fatal accident rate in Florida. Speeding is another leading cause of Florida auto accidents, causing 426 fatal auto accidents in Florida in 2017. This is approximately 14% of the statewide accident fatality rate. These are both unfortunately negligent human behaviors that can easily be prevented with mindfulness and increased attention while driving. It is important to stay alert, aware, and sober while driving in order to keep yourself and others safe while on the road.
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Financial compensation awarded to a deceased accident victim’s family can be used to cover things like outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, mental health treatment bills, among others. Compensation may also be awarded in the form of damages, including but not limited to pain and suffering, punitive damages, and loss of consortium. A skilled and knowledgeable Florida accident attorney will aggressively negotiate a full and fair financial compensation amount from the insurance companies, as well as other sources depending on the nature and magnitude of your accident.
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