Drivers must remain vigilant at all times when traveling on Florida roads. Just a moment of inattention or distraction can cause a car accident with devastating results. Such seems to be the case in a recent two-vehicle accident in the Sunshine State.
The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26. Between Eugenia Street and Westmoreland Blvd on U.S. 1 in Jensen Beach, a 40-year-old person, whose gender was not provided, was driving a pickup truck and tried to make a left turn into a gas station. During the process, the pickup apparently moved into the path of a car driven by a 22-year-old, whose gender was also not provided in the report.
Both vehicles sustained considerable damage, according to Martin County Fire Rescue. The pickup driver passed away at the scene, and the 22-year-old was transported to a local hospital with injuries described as incapacitating. The wreck is still under investigation, and no word was given as to whether drug or alcohol impairment played a role.
Right to compensation
Considering the truck reportedly turned in front of the car, the pickup driver is likely at fault for causing this crash. The injured 22-year-old driver retains the right to pursue compensation for his or her injuries stemming from the crash. Since the pickup driver died in the accident, his or her estate can still be named in any civil claims or lawsuits that arise. In order to fully understand their options and increase their chances of obtaining the best outcome possible, the injured 22-year-old will need to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida.