When people choose to speed and otherwise drive recklessly, it puts them and everyone around them in danger. Not only does it endanger other motorists on the road, a reckless driver’s actions also endanger any passengers the driver may be carrying. Nowhere is this more evident than in a recent crash that took the life of the passenger of a driver who was reportedly speeding before crashing into a concrete barrier in Brevard County.
News reports did not offer a lot of details regarding the accident. However, sources claim that a crash involving one car occurred around 2:40 a.m. the morning of Dec. 19. The crash happened near the entrance to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on the Samuel C. Phillips Parkway. Reportedly, the driver of the car was speeding and apparently made no attempt at stopping before colliding with a concrete barrier.
The driver, described only as a woman, was transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition. The woman’s passenger, a 29-year-old woman from Melbourne, Florida, sadly lost her life in the crash and was declared dead at the scene. No word was given whether drug or alcohol impairment played a role in the crash.
Nevertheless, a woman has lost her life, and her surviving family members are likely struggling to deal with their loss. Should they choose to do so, they can pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver to pursue recovery of monetary damages. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, they can gain a full understanding of their rights and options and increase their chances for a successful outcome.