Operating a motor vehicle inherently requires a certain level of concentration and even a momentary lapse in judgment could have unforeseen consequences. Motor vehicle accidents that take place when a driver loses control and veers off course run the unfortunate risk of endangering the safety and lives of all parties involved. A single-vehicle accident involving similar circumstances in Florida has claimed the lives of three individuals and left two others with critical injuries.
The accident is said to have taken place on a recent Sunday at around 3:30 a.m. Authorities say the incident occurred when for reasons that remain unknown, a driver lost control of a vehicle and veered off the road. The vehicle proceeded to crash into several trees shortly thereafter and two passengers were reportedly ejected from within in the process.
The two who were ejected from the vehicle were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A third passenger in the car also suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Two others suffered serious injuries and were transported to a medical facility for treatment. While an investigation is underway, no further information was provided as to why the driver may have lost control of the vehicle.
Serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents can have a cataclysmic impact on the lives of those involved, or on the lives of the family members of those killed in the process. Those who suffer harm or loss due to the actions of another party and wish to better understand their available legal avenues could benefit from obtaining legal counsel soon after the crash. In doing so, a person in Florida could gain a better understanding of how to prepare to seek the full amount of compensation to which he or she is entitled to receive.