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Stolen Mustang Crashes into Car and House in St. Petersburg

According to St. Petersburg, Florida police, a stolen Ford Mustang had crashed into a vacant house after it had previously hit a SUV. The crash occurred on the 2000 block of 35th Street South. Three individuals are reported to have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Speaking to a local news channel, police say that the 18 year old behind the wheel of the stolen Mustang was speeding when he ran the stop sign at 35th Street South and 21st Avenue South. Upon running the intersection, his vehicle crashed into a mother and her 14 year old son in the SUV. The impact of the crash caused the driver of the Mustang to lose control of the vehicle, sending it crashing into a nearby vacant house.

Although the investigation continues and criminal charges against the driver of the Mustang are pending, it is pretty clear from the facts provided that the driver was both acting criminally and negligently. As a result, he is likely to face not only criminal charges, but also civil charges for the damage his criminal and negligent actions caused to the house, the SUV and the mother and child. Regardless of how minor the victim’s injuries seem, according to Florida personal injury law, they have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. To do so, they will file a lawsuit against the driver, seeking compensation for such damages as:

  • Medical treatment
  • Future medical treatment
  • Loss of income
  • Future loss of income
  • Loss of property
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium

If you or a loved one are the victim of a Florida automobile accident, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, it is essential that you seek the advice of an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. For over three decades, the lawyers at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been fighting for victims like you. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation.

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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