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Police make arrest in crash that resulted in severe brain injury

| Mar 11, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Motor vehicle accidents of all kinds can have severe consequences. One of the more traumatic outcomes a victim can experience is a brain injury. This type of injury can have significant effect on a person’s quality of life, potentially requiring life-long medical care. One family is thanking Florida authorities for making an arrest in conjunction with the car accident that left their loved one with severe brain trauma.

The accident happened when a 19-year-old driver was traveling to his college class on a recent morning. Police say that his car was struck by another vehicle attempting to make a left hand turn into a gas station. The 19-year-old’s car flipped multiple times into a hotel parking lot before it stopped. Authorities say that the 24-year-old driver of the other vehicle fled the scene after the incident.

The driver was eventually found and police have now cited him with making a left turn in front of oncoming traffic. The young man remains hospitalized and his prognosis is unknown at this point. His family says that they believe the other driver made a mistake but that they know they have much more to potentially deal with beyond the arrest of the 24-year-old.

Accidents like this one can have devastating consequences. A traumatic brain injury can result in a decrease in cognitive ability, changes in behavior and/or difficulty obtaining and maintaining employment. Those here in Florida who have been affected by a brain injury under similar circumstances may wish to file a civil claim. Doing so could result in monetary damages that may help a family struggling with this difficult situation.

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