Wrong Way Driving Leads to Deadly Crashes in Broward Florida
On Thursday two wrong way crashes happened within just hours of each other in Broward, Florida, leaving one person dead and four others injured.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal crash involved a red Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike. At some point, near Lauderhill, the pickup truck lost control and rolled several times. The driver was killed at the scene and, according to a local news channel, two female passengers were seriously injured. Police reports state that neither the driver nor the two passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, causing all three to be ejected from the truck.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. “The first step is to figure out where they came from, where they were going and how they got in the northbound lanes while traveling south,” said one Florida Highway Patrolman, speaking to a local reporter.
What is known is that after rolling and ejecting its occupants, the truck came to a rest near a sound barrier located approximately one mile north of the Sunrise Boulevard exit. According to eye witnesses, as the truck approached the Sunrise Boulevard area, it veered to the left, entered the grass shoulder and rolled several times.
Several hours later, a second wrong-way accident occurred. This car accident involved a head-on collision when a driver was traveling south along the Sawgrass Expressway’s northbound lanes near Sunrise, Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, neither drivers sustained any life threatening injuries as a result of the collision.
If you are the victim of a Florida motor vehicle accident that was caused by another driver driving in the wrong lane, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Driving the wrong way in the wrong lane is both reckless and negligent and, if another driver’s negligence was the cause of your injuries, then Florida law allows you to file a suit for damages. To learn more about how Florida personal injury law applies to your unique situation, 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.