A lot of people in Florida enjoy going out this time of year to take advantage of the fresh air and sunshine. However, at any given time, they can become involved in accidents that lead to serious or even fatal injuries. Unfortunately, several people, including two young children, suffered injuries in a three-vehicle crash near Flagler.
Details of the accident
Although the report did not list a specific time, the accident occurred on Monday, July 4, on State Road 100 in Flagler County. An 80-year-old woman was driving a silver sedan, and she tried to turn left onto another road against a red light. As she did, she struck the back end of a Jeep that was traveling in the opposite direction. The collision caused the Jeep to overturn several times. The woman’s car was then struck by a pickup driven by a 38-year-old man.
The Jeep contained six occupants. They were listed as four adults between the ages of 19 and 22, and two children, ages five and one. All were taken to a medical center for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to critical. The elderly woman who caused the crash and the pickup driver were not hurt in the crash.
Right to compensation
The injured occupants of the Jeep have the right to seek compensation for their injuries through a personal injury claim. Considering the elderly woman apparently acted negligently in turning left against a red light, the affected parties and their counsel can use that as evidence to help support their claims. In order to increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome, the injured parties should work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida as soon as possible.