1 Killed, 1 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash
Rear-end crashes can be violent. They are not always the minor fender-benders that may happen in a parking lot. They can cause critical injuries and can even be deadly.
A recent rear-end accident in Kissimmee left one person dead and another critically injured. The fatal crash happened on the morning of October 7 on Interstate 4 at mile marker 59.
A Kia Sportage, a Subaru WRX, and a Jeep Wrangler were all involved in the crash. It all happened when a Kia Sportage was traveling in the eastbound lanes, south of State Road 429. There was a Subaru traveling behind the Kia. The driver of the Subaru was not paying attention and did not see the Sportage ahead, causing the driver to rear-end it.
The impact forced the Subaru off the left side of the road. It then traveled onto the median before it collided with the center guardrail. The Sportage rotated clockwise before coming to a stop. It ended up disabled across the center and outside lanes.
A Jeep Wrangler approached the Sportage, but didn’t see it stopped in the roadway. The Jeep collided with the driver side of the Sportage. The driver of the Sportage, a 65-year-old woman from Lutz, was taken to Celebration Hospital, where she later died.
The driver of the Subaru was not injured. They remained at the accident scene to talk to Florida Highway Patrol troopers. The driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries and was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center. A passenger in the Jeep suffered serious injuries and was also taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center.
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 were shut down for several hours at Osceola Polk Line Road as police investigated the accident. The crash is still under investigation.
Rear-End Accidents: What You Should Know
Rear-end accidents are the most common type of crash. They can happen when you’re at a red light, a stop sign, or in a traffic jam. Rear-end accidents can result in a lot of injuries and other damages. So can you get compensation for them?
For the most part, the answer is yes. However, a few key elements have to be present in your case:
- The driver who rear-ended you must have been negligent.
- Negligence must have caused the accident.
- You must have suffered damages due to the crash.
Fortunately, rear-end accidents are easy to determine liability, as they are often blamed on the rear driver. So the driver who rear-ended you is likely to be considered at fault, but there are always exceptions.
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Rear-end accidents are not always minor fender-benders. They can cause significant impact and damage, as seen in this case. Even serious injuries and fatalities can occur.
Car accidents can be costly. Get help paying for your damages by contacting the Kissimmee auto accident lawyers at Draper Law Office. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the online form or call (407) 743-6628.