Two women, a 21 year old from Pompano Beach, Florida, and a 29 year old from Boca Raton, Florida, were killed last weekend in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Volusia County. The two women were traveling southbound in a Toyota Prius at 2:00 am when they were struck head on by a Ford truck traveling north in the southbound lanes. The truck was driven by a 28 year old male from South Carolina.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), upon impact the Ford truck flipped over. However, the driver was able to get out and receive treatment for minor injuries at the nearby Halifax Medical Center. However, the two females were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that the investigation is still being conducted and that charges are pending.
As made tragically clear in this accident, wrong-way collisions are often deadly. In fact, according to the attorneys at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., wrong-way driving is one of the most hazardous causes of car accidents as they often lead to fatal, head-on collisions that result in death.
Although in the case at hand we do not know what the cause of the wrong way driving was, we can guess based on common causes. According to data, 61% of wrong-way driving is the result of driving while intoxicated. In fact, the majority of drunk-driving related wrong-way incidents happen at 2:00 am, the exact time that this Orlando, Florida wrong-way accident happened.
Furthermore, as is the case in this scenario, more often than not, wrong-way driving results in a head-on collision. A head-on collision is one where the front of one vehicle come into contact with the front end of another vehicle as the two crash together. Because of the high speeds often involved and the abrupt nature of the collision, the resulting force almost always leads to severe injuries – if not death. Common injuries include:
- Neck injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Chest injury
- Foot and leg injuries
If you or a loved one are suffering from any of these common head-on collision injuries, you have the legal right to seek compensation. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. 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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