A crash on I-75 in Sarasota County resulted in the deaths of four people. The accident involved a pair of vehicles and several pedestrians.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 34-year-old woman from Lakeland was driving her sedan south on I-75 at approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 when she veered left on to the paved shoulder. In doing so, she collided with several pedestrians who were helping change the tire on a pickup truck that had pulled over to the side of the road.
The woman hit four people and the vehicle before coming to a stop on the side of the road.
Four people were killed. Several were uninjured: the driver of the pickup, a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man. Traffic had to be shut down for several hours after the accident to investigate and to clean up.
Drivers must remain on the roadway
All drivers are expected to operate their vehicles with reasonable care on the roadway and to follow all of the rules on the road. This includes remaining in their designated lanes and staying on the roadway at all times. There is no reason for drivers to veer off uncontrolled into a shoulder or on to the opposite side of the road.
A failure on the part of a driver to follow these simple rules of the road can result in them being considered liable for any resulting accidents and injuries that occur.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh to learn more the legal options available to you.