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Flagler County Interstate Crash Kills Elderly Couple

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on February 5, 2016

On the evening of Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, an elderly couple was killed when their vehicle veered into the path of a semi-truck on Interstate 95 in Florida’s Flagler County.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, 85-year-old Luigi Camporeale and 76-year-old Filomena Camporeale were driving through along the coast of northern Florida on I-95 and had temporarily pulled off onto the highway’s shoulder at Palm Coast Parkway. When they attempted to re-enter the highway, their Ford Escape pulled into the path of a semi-truck. The truck was unable to avoid a collision, hitting the Camporeale’s Escape and slamming it into the interstate’s guardrail.

Although all three individuals involved in the wreck were wearing their seat belts, due to the severity of the impact and the nature of the vehicles involved, the crash was unfortunately fatal. The Camporeales were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, 50-year-old Elias Saavedra from Louisville, KY, escaped the accident unhurt.

Though it seems likely that the Camporeales simply did not check traffic before re-entering the highway, Florida Highway Patrol authorities have not revealed whether the incident showed any evidence of additional causes, such as alcohol, distracted driving, or perhaps medical issues related to old age. So far, the semi-truck driver has not been implicated as having been at fault in any way.

If you’ve lost a loved one to an accident like this one, you’re going through an incredibly tumultuous time emotionally, mentally and financially. With all the swirl surrounding the incident, it can be tough to know where to turn for the appropriate legal guidance and representation.

For nearly 40 years, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. has been helping individuals and their families navigate through difficult legal terrain, giving them the space to heal and grieve after a tragedy. To discuss your legal rights and needs, set up a free
consultation by calling 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today. This is your chance to sit down with an experienced attorney and learn about getting the compensation you deserve for your Florida automobile accident injuries.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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