Whether they’re just in a hurry or didn’t notice the traffic signal, drivers in Florida who run red lights put themselves and everyone else in or near the road in danger. A driver can cause a wreck that injures or kills others, and the at-fault driver can face both civil and criminal repercussions. Sadly, one person was killed and another suffered serious injuries after being involved in a crash caused by a reckless driver.
Details concerning the accident
Around 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, a three-vehicle wreck occurred on Merritt Island at the intersection of Courtenay Parkway and Hall Road. A 26-year-old man from Satellite Beach was driving a 2008 Toyota Sequoia south on Courtenay Parkway when he ran a red light and collided with a 2010 Hyundai Elantra that was trying to turn left. The Sequoia then spun and struck a Toyota Camry that was turning onto Courtenay Parkway.
The crash killed the driver of the Elantra, and a passenger in the Sequoia had to be flown to a regional medical center for treatment. The other drivers were not hurt and reportedly remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities. The accident is under investigation.
Seeking financial relief
If authorities can confirm the Sequoia driver did run the red light and caused the wreck, the surviving family of the deceased driver and the injured passenger may be able to obtain compensation through a wrongful death and personal injury claim, respectively. In order to increase their chances for success, affected parties will want to work directly with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida. A lawyer will analyze all reports related to the accident to establish liability and help the clients obtain the maximum amount of monetary damages allowed under the law.