Plantation, FL – Man and 3-Year-Old Killed in Car Accident on NW 3rd St.
Plantation, FL (July 17, 2021) – A man and a 3-year-old child were killed in a car accident that took place in Plantation on Thursday, July 15th. The collision happened around 3:30 a.m. on Northwest Third Street near the intersection with University Drive.
According to police, 26-year-old Ryan Yates was operating a Mercedes-Benz sedan on NW Third Street when he lost control of the car, causing it to veer off the roadway and crash. The Mercedes burst into flames after the collision. Yates and a 3-year-old passenger in the Mercedes both died in the collision. Part of University Drive was closed while police worked at the scene. Drivers were diverted away from the area and were told to find an alternate route of travel.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. Police believe that speed played a role in the collision.
There is no additional information available.
Our condolences go out to the families affected by this tragic fatal car accident in Plantation.
Fatal Car Accidents in Florida
Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for drivers. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were more than 400,000 car accidents in our state in 2019. From this number, approximately 250,000 people were injured and more than 3,000 sustained injuries. A Florida car accident can change the lives of the victim and their family in just a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, many innocent victims are killed each year due to crashes that occur on our state’s roadways.
Following a car accident in Florida, police must carefully look at the cause of the crash and make a determination as to the cause. If you have lost a loved one in a crash, you could be entitled to bring a legal claim for wrongful death. Under Florida law, wrongful death actions are filed against a negligent driver and can seek recovery for damages, including lost wages, loss of companionship, funeral costs, medical bills, and potentially more. While there is no amount of money that can replace the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death action can help you obtain compensation to cover many of the unexpected expenses that arise during this difficult time.
Here at Boone & Davis Law, our skilled and experienced attorneys will fight for you when you or a loved one have been victimized by someone else’s carelessness. We know what needs to be done to help you get the compensation that you deserve. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we proudly serve crash victims in the Plantation area and throughout South Florida.
Our car accident lawyers in Plantation are standing by and ready to assist you at any time. Our firm handles all injury accident cases on a contingency fee basis so you do not have to worry about out-of-pocket costs in order for us to represent your interests. We also provide free consultations for all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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