Six people injured after Florida crash
Three Florida high school students and three other motorists are injured following an early morning traffic accident. Authorities say that all of the victims were transported to an area medical facility to receive treatment, but only one sustained serious injuries. Police do not appear to have recommended criminal charges in connection to the accident, which remains under investigation
Authorities say the serious car accident occurred at around 7 a.m. when a 27-year-old driver stepped on his brakes to avoid colliding with a vehicle that had slowed to turn off the roadway. However, the road was wet from rain, causing the car to slide into the adjacent lane and slam into an oncoming vehicle carrying a woman and three teenage boys, who range in age from 15 to 17. She was driving them to school.
While the precise nature of some of the injuries are uncertain, police confirmed that one of the teenagers suffered a severe head injury and was placed on trauma alert. It is unclear which of the boys sustained this injury, as the hospital where the victims were treated does not release the names of underage patients. A passenger in the first vehicle, 27, also suffered a head wound and may have also injured her leg. Additionally, both drivers possibly sustained broken bones.
Hundreds of similar accidents occur across Florida every year, leaving many drivers and their passengers injured or dead. Florida residents who have been hurt in car accidents may be able to secure damages compensating them for their injuries if they can prove their crashes were caused by the negligence or unsafe actions of other motorists. Such individuals are encouraged to contact an experienced attorney specializing in personal injury lawsuits to learn more and find out if they could benefit from legal action.
Source: Daytona Beach News Journal, "At least three Seabreeze students injured in Ormond Beach crash on S.R. A1A," Lyda Longa, Dec. 5, 2012