A recent car accident on State Road 123 led to life threatening injuries for two people, who were immediately placed in hospital care.
The accident happened with Christopher M. Schoeller drove his box truck across the center line of the highway, causing a head-on collision with a pickup truck coming from the opposite direction that was being driven by Robert Carlisle and was carrying Carol Harris. Shoeller was listed as being in critical condition, and Harris in serious condition at their respective hospitals. Her condition was since upgrade to stable. Carlisle, however, died due to the collision.
The accident is still under investigation by local authorities, and at this point it’s unclear why Schoeller crossed the yellow line into oncoming traffic. The accident occurred during rush hour, which means the highway was more congested than usual at the time. If Schoeller was distracted, for instance, he would have had even less time than usual to react to other hazards on the road.
If Schoeller is found to have been negligent somehow in the accident, he could be the target for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits filed by Harris and on behalf of Carlisle. Drivers are expected to uphold certain standards of safety and care while on the roads, and negligent drivers can be punished in civil suits for causing harm to others due to their actions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident, consult the dedicated Bradenton personal injury lawyers with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh for more information and guidance.