Two people, a woman and one of her children, were killed in a car accident that happened on Friday, March 27 in Palmetto. The accident occurred on the northbound section of U.S. 19 near the intersection of the highway and 61st Street East.
According to investigators from the Florida Highway Patrol, there were three total vehicles involved in the accident. Motorists were encouraged to avoid the area in the aftermath of the crash as responders cleared the wreckage and closed off the northbound section of the highway.
The vehicles involved in the accident were a white SUV, a dark SUV and a green van. Investigators reported that the driver’s side of the white SUV was significantly damaged, and that debris was strewn all over the highway in the area. The woman who was killed in the accident had three children with her, two of which survived and were injured. One was flown by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for treatment.
At this point it is unclear who or what caused the accident.
When multiple vehicles are involved in car accidents, the legal processes for filing a personal injury claim can be complicated. The more vehicles involved, the more difficult it can be to figure out the cause of a crash and who was at fault. Whoever caused the accident could potentially face civil litigation from anyone who was injured in any of the vehicles.
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