Three people were pronounced dead after a recent auto accident in Lakeland, Florida. According to police, the crash was caused by another vehicle speeding nearby.
At the time of the accident, a 26-year-old man reportedly lost control of his vehicle because he was traveling at extremely high speeds. He slipped into oncoming traffic on U.S. 98, where he got into a head-on collision with a car driven by a 22-year old man. That second driver and his 22-year-old female passenger were declared dead at the scene, while another passenger, a 25-year-old woman, was transported to a hospital where she eventually died. All three of the victims were residents of Lakeland.
The 26-year-old man was transported to a nearby hospital and was listed as being in stable condition. He will likely face criminal charges once the accident investigation is complete.
Speeding is dangerous and deadly
When a driver violates the rules of the road and causes an accident as a result, he or she would likely be considered liable for any injuries or deaths that occur. In this case, the driver at fault may face criminal charges, along with civil action from the family members of the deceased individuals.
A fatal accident like this recent one demonstrates exactly why it is so important for all motorists to exercise caution and avoid traveling at excess speeds on Florida’s roads and highways.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to seek monetary compensation. Consult a trusted Bradenton car accident attorney at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh for further information and guidance.