A fiery accident in Charlotte County claimed the lives of four victims July 2.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the early morning hours. A 2002 Audi A4 was reportedly traveling east on Rosemonte Drive, near the intersection of Sunnybrook Road in Englewood. At the same time, a 2010 Chevy Tahoe was heading north on Sunnybrook Boulevard.
Police say the Audi did not stop at the stop sign, leading to a collision in the intersection. The Audi became engulfed in flames soon after, and none of the vehicle’s four occupants could escape. The five occupants of the Tahoe, a family from New York, were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Drivers expected to obey signs, rules of the road
All motorists must abide by the rules of the road and obey all posted signage, including stop signs and speed limit signs. A failure to do so constitutes negligence and would result in a driver being considered liable for any accidents and injuries or deaths that occur.
In this recent case, the person likely responsible for the accident passed away. However, the victims who were hit in the crash could still legally file a personal injury claim against the driver’s estate if they wished to seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, along with damage to property.
For more information on how to prove liability after a car accident, meet with a skilled Bradenton personal injury attorney at Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.