ar trouble can be a cause for aggravation and frustration for drivers. Some troubles may cause a person to become stuck at home due to a vehicle not starting, and other issues may arise while a person is on the roadway. If a driver experiences a problem with a vehicle or it slows down for another reason, a serious car or truck accident could occur if a following vehicle does not slow in time.
A recent accident between an SUV and a tractor-trailer in Florida led to multiple fatalities. It was reported that witnesses noticed the SUV slowing down on the roadway, but the truck traveling behind it did not slow in time. As a result, the truck crashed into the rear of the SUV. After the initial impact, the SUV reportedly caught on fire.
Two adults and two children inside the SUV were tragically killed in the accident. It was reported that another vehicle was also involved in the crash, and three individuals from that vehicle were injured. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the incident. Authorities are currently investigating the crash to determine who may have been at fault.
When a truck accident results in multiple deaths, it is important that authorities gather as much information as possible to document exactly what happened. If it is determined that the truck driver is considered to have been at fault for the event, the family of the deceased victims could possibly have cause to file a civil claim against that driver. A wrongful death claim could lead to the pursuit of compensation that could assist with funeral costs, emotional struggles and other damages permitted under Florida law. Similarly, injured victims maintain a separate right to pursue financial relief through a personal injury claim.