Vero Beach, FL – 1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Two-Vehicle Collision on U.S. 1
Vero Beach, FL (April 17, 2021) – A driver was killed and a passenger was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Vero Beach on Thursday, April 15th. The collision happened around 8:40 p.m. on U.S. 1 near the intersection with 65th Street.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 66-year-old woman was driving an SUV and pulling out of an apartment complex onto U.S. 1. As she completed her turn, the 66-year-old driver failed to yield to another car, and the two vehicles collided with each other. A 66-year-old passenger in the SUV suffered critical injuries. She was rushed to Lawnwood Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver was listed in critical condition at the hospital. A 52-year-old Palm Beach woman who was driving the second vehicle was treated for minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this there. There is no additional information available at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Florida
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there was a total of 401,867 car accidents in Florida in 2019. Tragically, 3,185 people lost their lives in these accidents. Many car accidents in Florida are caused by the negligence of other motorists who are distracted from the roadway or are otherwise negligent in some way, including speeding and reckless driving. The end result of these crashes can be catastrophic, both for the crash victim but also for their family.
If you have lost a family member in a Florida car accident, our thoughts are with you. Certainly, there are few things more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one, especially when your family member was killed in a crash that was not their fault. During this time, you rightfully have questions concerning your legal options. Fortunately, there is help available and you do not have to suffer due to the mistakes and negligence of a third-party motorist.
Under Florida law, the family member of a deceased crash victim may be entitled to file an action for wrongful death. Under these cases, the victim’s family can pursue compensation for lost wages, payment of funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, and possibly more. Due to their complexity, wrongful death claims should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
Here at Boone & Davis, our Miami-area car accident attorneys bring more than 40 years of experience to our cases. We have proudly served the South Florida area for decades and we know what it takes to get the job done. Regardless of what your case requires, we are here to help.
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