A crash involving three vehicles on Interstate 75 eastbound in Sarasota County resulted in four people being hospitalized.
The accident occurred February 22 near Clark Road. According to law enforcement officials, the three vehicles were a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck, a black Dodge pickup truck and a maroon Kia passenger car. The Kia was reportedly traveling on I-75 just northeast of the overpass and in front of the Dodge. The Silverado began a chain-reaction accident by slamming into the Dodge, causing the Dodge to slam into the Kia.
Four people had to be taken to the hospital for treatment after the accident, but none of the injuries were reported to be serious.
Determining liability in multivehicle accidents
Determining who is liable in an accident involving multiple vehicles can be challenging depending on the circumstances. A person who rear-ends another driver will typically be held liable, especially if the initial collision leads to additional crashes.
However, there are also some circumstances in which the first person to collide with another vehicle in a chain-reaction accident might not be liable. If the vehicle in front suddenly, and without warning, slammed on its brakes without a reasonable motive to do so, the driver in the rear may not be at fault. Still, it can be difficult to determine exactly what commenced these types of accidents.
Ultimately, the way you proceed with an injury claim in such a case depends largely on the specific circumstances involved. For further guidance, speak with a knowledgeable Bradenton personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh today.