Earlier this month a deadly car accident struck in Miami at the intersection of Northwest 57th Avenue and 7th Street. According to reports, a 29-year old resident was on his way home from a night shift as a security guard. He was turning left onto Northwest 57th when another car slammed into his vehicle.
Unfortunately, the collision was significant, causing serious damage to the involved cars. Sadly, the 29-year old man attempting to make the turn was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second car was later identified as a black SUV that was speeding through the intersection. The second vehicle left the scene after the collision. However, with the help of witnesses who saw what happened, authorities were able to track down the driver. Arrest reports suggest that the SUV driver’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.
The SUV driver is now facing several criminal charges, including DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with death. In his defense, the driver claims that he was not intoxicated but instead was simply trying to find his phone, leading to the accident. Video evidence from nearby red light cameras may prove crucial in the pending criminal matter.
Florida Car Accidents Can Be Deadly
This local tragedy is yet another vivid reminder of the serious consequences that come with so many Miami accidents. Car accidents happen at an alarming rate every day. Causes of car accidents can be numerous. They can be caused by driving too fast for the weather conditions, following too close to the driver in front, and even texting while driving.
Like the various causes of car accidents, injuries that result from car accidents can vary greatly as well. Injuries can be as minor as a stiff neck, bruising from a seat belt, or broken bones. Unfortunately, injuries can also be catastrophic. Those injuries can include paralysis and even death. Some injuries are not as obvious as a broken bone. Those injuries can include: damage to the car, lost wages from having to miss work, mental distress from the injuries, and even permanent scarring. Depending on the injury, the recovery can be long and difficult. If you are in a car accident and sustain injuries, seek medical attention immediately.
If you were injured in a car accident and have sustained injuries, whether minor or major, you should call a Broward County accident lawyer to schedule a consultation. If you have injuries that require expensive hospitalization, continued rehabilitation, permanent physical or mental damage,our firm has experienced attorneys that are ready and willing to help you recover the damages that you are entitled to.