Automobile accidents in Florida can occur even under the most favorable conditions. Add in a potentially hazardous factor, like decreased visibility in the dark of night, and the risk of a car wreck can go up. A crash involving three cars occurred early Saturday morning on Interstate 95, sending two vehicle occupants to the hospital in serious condition and claiming the life of a 40-year-old female driver.
The woman killed in the accident had a passenger in the car with her who required transportation to the hospital due to serious injuries sustained in the crash. Another vehicle struck theirs from behind, and their vehicle collided with a third car shortly thereafter. The vehicle that struck theirs stopped in the left emergency lane after spinning around several times. However, the 21-year-old driver and his passenger sustained only minor injuries not requiring hospitalization.
The driver of the third car also wound up in the hospital with serious injuries. Updates on the current condition of those hospitalized are not available. The woman who died in the crash was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, as was her passenger. Neither the driver who crashed into them nor his passenger had been drinking. Authorities are still investigating the accident and have not brought charges against anyone as yet.
High speeds on the interstate combined with conditions of low visibility can contribution to deadly collisions. There may also be human factors involved, such as fatigue or inattentiveness. For these reasons, it may be beneficial for those injured in auto accidents to contact an attorney.