A viral video circulating Florida communities shows the driver of a Mustang losing control of their vehicle and driving into a crowd, nearly plowing over several bystanders.
The accident occurred during a car meet at a Sarasota Lamborghini dealership at approximately 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Friday, January 21. In the video, viewers can see a black Mustang emerge from either a parking lot or side street. Several seconds later it inexplicably makes a sharp turn toward a group of bystanders.
In very good fortune, no one was injured. The driver, however, did receive two citations.
Drivers must stay safe and obey rules of the road
This recent incident follows years of complaints about car meets on public property. There are communities across Florida in which car clubs meet in large parking lots late at night and perform peel-outs or drive dangerously and at high speeds down interstates or city streets. These meetups can result in tire marks and loud noises that disturb local residents and drivers.
Some of these organizations have spoken up to say drivers and car enthusiasts must be more responsible at their meetups, especially in the wake of incidents like the one caught on video. Some have suggested cities create dedicated spaces for these meetups to occur so they can be shielded a bit more from the general public.
All drivers are responsible for following the rules of the road and for using reasonably safe driving practices. A failure to do so could result in them being liable in accident claims filed by injured parties.
For more information about the steps you can take if you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent party, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.