On Wednesday afternoon, two vehicles were involved in a crash along Interstate 95, near Palm Bay in Brevard County, which resulted in two individuals suffering injuries and the closing of all southbound lanes and every lane but one along the northbound side of the interstate. The Florida Highway Patrol has issued a statement that describes the accident as they understand it so far. According to this statement, the two cars, a 2003 Mazda and a 2008 Dodge, were both progressing northbound on the highway. The Mazda, which was behind the Dodge, drew closer and closer and then, say the state troopers, the Mazda struck the Dodge without slowing down.
After the impact, the Mazda drifted off of the roadway, its driver being thrown from the car which caused them to suffer injuries severe enough that they are still in an unstable condition. The Florida Highway Patrol states that the Mazda’s driver was not wearing a seatbelt, a circumstance which likely has caused the extent of the injuries to be far more severe than they otherwise may have been. The driver of the Dodge suffered minor injuries during the incident, but is believed to be stable and healthy.
As of this moment, neither the name nor the gender of the Mazda’s driver has been released. Authorities are waiting to disseminate this information until they contact the next of kin. John Creekmore, a 72-year-old resident of Oviedo, was behind the wheel of the Dodge at the time of the accident. No statements have been released regarding any charges that may be leveled at either of those involved in the incident, and it is not known if the police have any clues or suspicions regarding the reasons behind the accident itself.
The investigation is ongoing, although lanes going in both directions along I-95 were reopened shortly after the incident, and as the Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident they will keep passing along the information that they uncover. It is expected that once the driver of the Mazda’s next of kin is notified that their name will be released.
- Two-Car Crash On I-95 Wednesday Night Leaves Man in Critical Condition, Says FHP
- 2 Men Hurt in I-95 Crash in Brevard County, FHP Says
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.
Connect with James O. Cunningham on Google+