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Fatal motor vehicle accident on New Year’s Day.

| Jan 11, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There’s never a good time to have a car crash, but it seems especially tragic when it happens on a holiday. The New Year is normally a time that is filled with promise and excitement for the future. Sadly, one Florida family is likely mourning the loss of one of their own after a man died in a recent motor vehicle accident on New Year’s Day. 

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened on the evening of New Year’s Day. Officers say that a driver was traveling in the wrong lane, heading westbound for unknown reasons. His car allegedly stuck another one head-on. The second car spun and apparently hit another vehicle traveling the same direction. 

First responders had to extricate the first driver from his car and rushed him the a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver in the third car was uninjured, but the driver of the second car died at the site of the crash. There is no word on whether police plan to file criminal charges against the first driver or anyone else involved.

Even if the police decide not to file charges, the family of the driver who died could decide to pursue civil litigation against the first driver or anyone else deemed at fault for the motor vehicle accident. Those here in Florida in a similar situation may want to consult an attorney with experience handling wrongful death and personal injury cases. Doing so may be the best way to hold responsible parties accountable and to help the family begin the healing process.

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