On March 20, a 21-year-old driver was involved in a head-on collision after he lost control of his vehicle while driving south on Highway 27 in Winter Haven, veered onto the other side of the highway and rammed into an SUV in the oncoming lane of traffic. Another northbound car also hit both vehicles. The reasons for the car accident are still unknown.
An adult, unnamed female, a front-seat passenger in the vehicle that caused the accident, died at the scene. The driver sustained injuries and was also transported to a local medical facility. Each of the other vehicles also had two occupants; the SUV contained a 39-year-old woman and her 16-year-old son, and the third vehicle involved contained an 81-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife. All four individuals were transported to medical facilities for treatment. The extent of the injuries of the five people is not known.
Authorities continue to investigate the case, and it is not known if alcohol was involved in the accident. Charges may be filed as the authorities look into the causes for the crash.
After a car accident, victims can have serious injuries and numerous expenses that they must face, such as hospital bills, surgeries, therapy, prescription medications, counseling and rehabilitation equipment. A Florida personal injury attorney might be able to help the victims receive fair and just compensation after a life-changing accident and hold the parties who are responsible for the car wreck accountable for their actions. The attorney might be able to negotiate a settlement in some cases or fight for a jury verdict if the involved parties do not want to settle.
Source: Daily Ridge, “Update: 1 Fatality & 5 Injured In 3 Car Crash On Hwy 27,” March 20, 2013