Palm Beach County, FL – Rollover Crash with Injuries at Powerline Rd Int
Palm Beach County, FL(October 13, 2020) – At approximately 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, a rollover collision took place at the intersection of Powerline Road and Southwest 18th Street.
It is believed that at least two vehicles were involved in the collision that caused one vehicle to roll over, trapping and injuring its occupants. The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue squad responded to the call concerning the crash along with police and other first responders.
It was stated that people were trapped in the overturned vehicle and required extrication from fire crews. EMTs were present at the scene in order to render emergency medical aid to anyone in need, though it remains unclear how many people required medical assistance at the crash site.
No one involved in the wreck has been identified at this time as police continue their accident investigation.
No other details have been released concerning the circumstances of the incident at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts to anyone hurt in the wreck in hopes of a full recovery.
Florida Traffic Crashes
In 2018, Florida saw 397,812 auto accidents take place with 251,970 injuries and 3,004 deaths. According to statistical records, there were 402,489 reported traffic accidents in Florida in 2017 with over 254,300 injuries and 3,114 deaths. This is a mere 1% difference between the accident rates for 2017 and 2018.
Rollover crashes are dangerous occurrences that have a higher fatality rate than many other types of auto crashes. Rollovers, on average, account for about 35% of the yearly accident-fatality rate in the United States. In the year 2010, there were over 7,000 people who lost their lives in rollover crashes in the nation. The majority of these deaths can also be attributed to not properly utilizing restraints, which is a form of driver/passenger negligence.
Auto accidents in Florida can occur for many different reasons, but currently, the leading cause is distracted driving, specifically texting and driving. This dangerous and negligent driver behavior accounts for nearly a quarter of all car accidents in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, about 94% of auto accidents in the US are the result of some form of driver negligence.
A traffic collision in Florida is estimated to take place approximately once every 84 seconds, or over 1,000 times per day. Yearly, Florida sees about 400,000 traffic accidents take place. Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states to travel through due to its high accident-fatality rate. However, Florida is one of the most highly-populated states in the nation, which directly correlates with its statistical values.
Being injured in a Florida car accident can be a very frightening, draining, and stressful experience. You could be dealing with a multitude of different issues after your involvement in an injurious car crash in Florida. Debilitating pain could result from being injured in an incident of this magnitude, as well as mental stress and anguish depending on the circumstances and severity of the wreck.
Being injured in a traffic accident caused by another person’s negligence entitles you to the option to collect financial compensation for the injuries and losses that may have resulted from the incident. A personal injury attorney in Florida will be able to help you better understand your existing legal rights as well as exercise them in order to collect full and fair compensation in order to cover things like medical bills, mental health bills, funeral costs when applicable, and more.
Contact a Florida car accident attorney today in order to get started on your own personal injury claim if you are under the impression that your injuries were the result of another person’s carelessness while on the road. The skilled and experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at Boone & Davis have been successfully preserving and protecting the rights of those injured in Florida traffic accidents for decades and are passionate about providing our clients with the most significant compensation possible. We want your recovery from your recent traffic accident to be as painless as possible, in more aspects than just the physical. We strive to assist you financially, mentally, and in any other way, you may require after being injured by another person’s negligence.
Call our law firm today at (813) 544-7096 for more information on how you can successfully move forward from your injuries and losses you may have incurred in a recent traffic collision caused by carelessness.
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