One man was killed in an accident at the intersection of 34th Street West and El Conquistador Parkway in Bradenton February 27. The accident occurred at approximately 2:35 p.m. and resulted in hours of traffic delays.
According to local law enforcement officials, the 79-year-old victim from Quebec, Canada, died from injuries he sustained in an accident caused by a driver who ran a red light. The offender was a 28-year-old man from Pinellas Park who was behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 heading south on 34th Street. He struck the victim’s Lexus RX 350 while it was heading through the intersection. The force of the blow reportedly caused the Lexus to collide with a nearby dump truck.
The victim was immediately transported to Blake Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. The driver of the Ford truck sustained serious injuries and was also transported to Blake Medical Center. The dump truck driver was not injured.
Traffic violations can indicate liability
To be successful in a personal injury claim after a car accident, a plaintiff must prove that the at-fault party was negligent in his or her actions leading up to the crash. This can be much easier if the driver in question committed a traffic violation and received a citation for it. A plaintiff can use this as evidence of negligence on the part of the at-fault party.
Some examples of these traffic violations include running a red light, traveling at extremely high rates of speed, failing to yield to oncoming traffic or failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
For more information on the steps to take if you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, work with a dedicated Sarasota personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.