Driving on two-lane roads in Florida is not without its risks. One of the greatest risks is being involved in a head-on collision due to vehicles traveling in opposite directions in proximity to each other. Unfortunately, a recent multi-vehicle crash appears to have involved a head-on collision, and the accident severely injured three people and sent another to the hospital.
Around 3 p.m. the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 23, emergency crews and law enforcement were called to a crash on Highway 97 near Molino. Upon arrival, officials discovered a crash involving three vehicles, a pickup truck, a GMC Hummer and a passenger car. Details regarding the crash were scant, but photos of the scene suggest the Hummer and pickup collided head-on. Neither the news report nor photos of the scene provided any information regarding the passenger car’s involvement.
Regardless, the crash sent four people to the hospital. Three victims had to be airlifted to different trauma centers with critical injuries. The fourth victim was said to have suffered non-critical injuries. The accident is still under investigation.
As authorities complete their investigation, they will likely determine who caused this horrible crash. Those injured as the result of another driver’s negligence or wrongdoing reserve the right to pursue civil actions against the driver responsible for causing the crash along with anyone else who has an ownership interest in his or her vehicle. Any injured parties wanting to pursue compensation for their injuries and losses will need to consult an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida for assistance.