Drivers in Florida and elsewhere must remain cognizant of their surroundings and the traffic in front of them at all times. Otherwise, a serious accident can occur, leading to horrific outcomes. This seems to be exactly what happened in a multi-vehicle wreck in Walton County recently.
According to reports, a woman was driving her Toyota Highlander east on Highway 90. At that time, a Subaru sedan driven by an older gentleman was waiting to turn onto Bonita Drive off Highway 90. Why the woman driving the Highlander didn’t stop is still under investigation, but she collided with the rear of the sedan, sending into the other lane and into the path of a large, commercial dump truck.
The impact seriously critically injured the 61-year-old man driving the sedan as well as his passenger, a 61-year-old woman. Both were taken to a local medical center. Sadly, the man passed away, and his passenger remains in critical condition. The driver of the Toyota was also seriously injured and was taken to a local hospital. The driver of the dump truck reportedly suffered minor injuries. Authorities are still investigating the crash.
If authorities determine the woman who was driving the Toyota was acting negligently behind the wheel, leading to the accident, she may face lawsuits from the deceased victim’s surviving family members as well as a personal injury claim from the critically injured woman. Likewise, the driver of the dump truck and his or her employer may also elect to pursue legal claims against the woman in an attempt at recovering damages. All affected parties will want to work directly with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to increase their chances for a successful outcome.