The recent holiday weekend was a happy time for many families here in Florida. Not every family was so lucky, as this time of year can often bring just as much tragedy. One Florida family is likely mourning the loss of one of their own after a car accident took the life of one woman. Authorities say the accident on Interstate 10 here in Florida also resulted in multiple serious injuries.
Officials say that the collision happened over the Thanksgiving weekend when a woman was driving her Ford on I-10. They say that her car drifted a bit off of the road and that when she attempted to steer the car back onto the highway, she overcorrected. Police then say that her car hit another one driving the same direction on the left hand back side of the vehicle. As a result, authorities report that the second car spun out and overturned on the median and the driver was thrown from the car.
The driver died at the scene of the crash, and three passengers in the vehicle, including a 6-year-old child, were seriously injured. One passenger had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, meaning the Interstate had to be closed temporarily. Authorities say that while they do not believe alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash, they intend to file charges against the driver of the Ford.
Even if the police end up not filing any criminal charges against the driver of the Ford, the victims and their families could file a civil claim against her in connection with the car accident. Doing so may be a way to hold the driver accountable for her actions. Those here in Florida who find themselves in a similar situation may want to speak with a personal injury attorney to determine the best course of action.