One Dead After Rear-End Collision in Brevard County
A 19-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident was behind the wheel of a Honda Civic on Saturday, April 21st, when he momentarily lost control of his car. A report from the Florida Highway Patrol at work in Brevard County indicates that the incident took place on Interstate 95, shortly before or after 4:15 in the morning. The 18-year-old was joined in their vehicle by a 21-year-old from Copper City. It is not known where the two people were coming from nor towards where they were headed, but we do know that before they could get there the driver of the civic swerved out of the southbound lane and onto the right shoulder.
At the same time, a temporarily unoccupied Ford pickup truck was parked along the shoulder. It is not clear if the truck was abandoned, if its emergency lights were active, or why exactly it was on the shoulder. The Civic’s course off of the highway took it directly towards the Ford. Before the driver of the Civic was able to regain control of their vehicle, they collided, while still traveling at high rate of speed with, the rear of the pickup truck.
The Florida Highway Patrol was called, although it is not clear just who initially reported the incident. First responders from around Brevard County reached the area with the police, and the two people inside of the car both began to receive treatment. The driver of the Civic was able to be pulled from the destroyed car and taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center. It is not clear if they were released shortly after arriving or if they are still receiving treatment, but the report from the Florida Highway Patrol did indicate that the injuries suffered by the young person were not severe or critical.
The injuries suffered by the passenger in the Civic, on the other hand, were fatal. The paramedics who were on hand to assist the two individuals declared the passenger dead at the scene of the crash.
We do not know if the Florida Highway Patrol are preparing to file any charges in the case, but it was reported that both driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts and that alcohol was not a contributing factor to the rear-end collision.
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.