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Motor vehicle accidents are increasing across the state

Populations are booming in the state of Florida, which means there are more vehicles sharing roadways than ever before. Navigating these overcrowded roadways can be a daunting and difficult task for any driver regardless of experience. It's no surprise that motor vehicle accidents are increasing every year across the state. Recently, a tragic crash near Poinciana claimed the lives of a woman and her granddaughter.

The crash happened during the afternoon hours on Poinciana Boulevard. According to reports, a car traveling northbound crossed over the centerline of the roadway and began traveling in the southbound lane. Reports said the car violently collided head-on with an oncoming sedan. Reportedly, the driver of the sedan and her three grandchildren were all seriously injured in the crash.

Tragically, the driver and her 5-year-old granddaughter were pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital, authorities said. The other two grandchildren were taken to a children's hospital with serious and critical injuries. Reports said the driver and passenger in the other car suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. The crash remains under investigation and police said it is unclear what caused the driver to drift into oncoming traffic.

Any traffic accident, no matter how minor, can be a stressful thing to experience. ut, when motor vehicle accidents result in serious injury or death, the experience can be absolutely devastating for all those involved. Anyone in Florida who has suffered injury or loss in a crash due to the negligence of another party may want to consult a knowledgeable attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help victims and families during this difficult time.

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