An auto accident that occurred Tuesday during the morning commute hours has claimed the life of a 46-year-old Tamarac man. Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver as Hubert Anderson, and his passenger as 67-year-old Leslie Anderson, also of Tamarac.
The younger Anderson was driving northbound on the Florida Turnpike when the tread of one of the tires separated. The blown tire caused Anderson to lose control of the vehicle and it left the road, turning over on the shoulder. Mr. Anderson was thrown from the vehicle during the accident and died at the scene. Ms. Anderson was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Florida Highway Patrol reports that the passenger was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident, while the driver was not.
The accident happened at about 7:15 a.m. and blocked one of the northbound lanes for several hours after the crash as officials worked to help the victims and clear the scene. Though it is clear at this time that the cause of the incident was a failed tire, it is not known if excessive wear or other factors contributed to its failure.
While no other vehicles were involved in this incident, there were many witnesses to it. The timing and location of the accident put the vehicle in a densely traveled corridor during one of its heaviest traffic flows. The potential for greater loss was there, but thankfully did not happen.
Sadly, there are many accidents that happen on Florida’s roads every day to people who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through no fault of their own, they are thrown headlong into a painful and difficult situation that can involve emotional and mental anguish along with the physical recovery period. Victims may leave behind families wondering how they will make ends meet. For the survivors of these horrific accidents, mounting medical bills and long periods away from work can compound an already looming financial problem.
At the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, we are here to help these victims and their families sort through the emotions and difficulties in the aftermath of an accident. Our legal team is well-versed in personal injury litigation and will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Please give us a call today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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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