One teenager was killed and five others seriously injured after an car accident on I-95 in Brevard County last week. The crash happened in Melbourne near the Pineda Causeway, and the van was carrying six teens who were traveling back home after winning a basketball tournament. The van blew a tire, hit another car and turned over several times. Brandon Fritz, 15, a student at Eau Gallie High School, was ejected from the vehicle and killed.
Fritz was known for making a good impression on everyone he met, and he had dreams of playing professional basketball one day. One teammate said that Fritz “lived for basketball.” He also said that he looked up to him and had a hard time believing the news of his tragic death. The other five teenage boys in the van are AAU teammates, and they were taken to Holmes Regional Hospital in serious condition. They include Zachary Roy, 16, of Melbourne, Lucious McKay, 17, of Palm Bay, Dymond Thomas, 15, of Palm Bay, Michael McCauley, 15, of Melbourne and Alexander Hartfield, 15, of Palm Bay. Two people in the other car involved in the accident had only minor injuries and did not go to the hospital for treatment. Trained psychologists as well as crisis teams will be available at Brevard schools.
Unfortunately, accidents like this one occur all the time on Florida’s roads and highways. Thousands lose their lives and are severely injured in our state every year. If you or a loved one is involved in an auto accident and you would like to consult a lawyer, contact Orlando auto injury attorney James. O. Cunningham. He’s been helping people since 1977, and he has a proven record of success. He is a skilled auto accident lawyer who can get you the compensation you deserve to cover medical bills, time away from work and other expenses. Call 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule your free consultation today.
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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