Sunrise, FL – One Killed in Head-On Crash with DUI Driver on University Dr.
Sunrise, FL (January 24, 2021) – Three vehicles were involved in a head-on accident with an impaired driver on Saturday night in Sunrise. The crash happened around 11:00 p.m. in the southbound lanes of University Drive.
According to officials, a driver was traveling northbound in a Chevy Tahoe in the southbound lanes of University Drive when their vehicle struck two other cars head-on. The driver of the second vehicle was thrown from their car following the crash and was pronounced dead by officials at the accident scene. The Tahoe driver was taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. No one in the third car was hurt.
Following an investigation, police determined that the Tahoe driver was impaired. There is no word on charges at this time. No further details regarding the accident are available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic head-on crash in Sunrise.
Fatal Car Accidents in Florida
Last year, more than 3,000 people died in car accidents that took place in Florida. Crashes caused by drug and alcohol impairment continue to cause major havoc and disruption. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 4,984 alcohol-confirmed crashes and 730 drug-confirmed crashes in 2019. A total of 699 people were killed in these crashes combined and thousands more were injured. The rate of injuries and death in crashes involving suspected impairment is much higher than the rate for crashes involving non-impaired drivers. Impaired drivers lack to awareness and reaction time that is needed to fully appreciate the dangers and risks of driving. For that reason, crashes involving these drivers are often some of the most serious and deadly accidents that we see in our state on a daily basis.
If you have been affected by a DUI accident in Florida, you need an attorney who understands what you are going through and will stand up for your rights. At Boone & Davis Law, we have zero tolerance for drivers who place the safety of innocent motorists in jeopardy. We have substantial experience in cases involving drunk drivers and we know what needs to be done in order to help you get the compensation that you need and deserve. For over 35 years, our car accident attorneys in Sunrise have fought for the rights of innocent crash victims and their families. We want to help ensure that you are not left being financially responsible for the carelessness and poor decisions of other motorists.
Our team stands ready to take your call at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no financial obligation on your behalf until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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