When a vehicle goes out of control while traveling the roadway, the occupants of that vehicle and other individuals around that vehicle are at risk of being involved in a crash. In some cases, an out-of-control vehicle may only be involved in a single-car accident, but if the situation takes place on a busy highway, multiple other cars may be involved and fatalities could feasibly occur. After such a situation, wrongful death claims may not be out of the question.
A fatal accident involving multiple vehicles recently took place in Florida. It was reported that a man was driving a vehicle when he was unable to keep the car under control. As a result, the vehicle came in contact with a guard rail and a median before colliding with another vehicle head-on. The first vehicle then went on to hit two additional vehicles.
There were three women in the second vehicle, and all of those individuals suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was also injured and considered to be in critical condition. Occupants of the fourth vehicle involved were not seriously injured. The driver of the first vehicle and two passengers in that car all suffered serious injuries.
When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, it is not unusual for several injuries to occur. This Florida crash resulted in multiple fatalities and several critical injuries. Due to these outcomes, the driver of the first vehicle could potentially face serious charges and have civil claims filed against him. Claims of wrongful death and personal injury may allow those individuals who were negatively affected to pursue claims for compensation for resulting damages.