Negligent drivers on Florida highways nationwide threaten the safety of those who cross paths with them. Even the most law-abiding and alert drivers could be crash victims in the blink of an eye. In some cases, the negligence of one driver can cause life-altering injuries or even death to others.
A three-vehicle accident occurred on U.S. 19 on a recent Sunday afternoon. A preliminary crash report indicates that the accident happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. and involved three vehicles at an exit ramp of U.S. 19. Reportedly, a 28-year-old man caused the accident.
That driver was southbound when he allegedly disregarded the red traffic light as he exited U.S. 19. He smashed into a westbound pickup truck that was in the intersection under a green traffic light. The impact caused that pickup truck and the car to spin, after which the pickup truck overturned. It also struck another westbound pickup truck, which was adjacent to the first truck.
The 41-year-old driver of the first pickup truck and the 29-year-old driver of the other truck were transported to a hospital. Three passengers and the driver of the car were also hospitalized. Reportedly, all six accident victims suffered serious injuries.
It is unclear in which vehicles the passengers were at the time of a crash. Regardless, any victims of accidents caused by the negligence of another party might explore the viability of filing personal injury lawsuits in a Florida civil court. This also applies to the passengers of a negligent driver. Successfully presented cases typically lead to monetary judgments to cover financial and emotional damages.