A multi-vehicle crash in Osceola County on Wednesday, March 11, resulted in a loss of life and injuries to a number of those involved. The Florida State Patrol disclosed that the wreck occurred at approximately 10 a.m. where Poinciana Boulevard and Reaves Road intersect, according to MyNews13.
Four Vehicles Involved
The incident report states that a 24-year-old Kissimmee male was southbound in his Hyundai on Reaves Road. At the same time, three other vehicles were northbound on Reaves. The southbound motorist then veered into oncoming traffic, striking the left side of a vehicle operated by a 73-year-old female from Poinciana.
The Hyundai then collided head-on with another oncoming vehicle operated by a 37-year-old male from Puerto Rico. Finally, a fourth vehicle, a Chevrolet driven by a 50-year-old woman from Poinciana, struck the back of the Hyundai.
One Fatality, Four Injuries
The Chevrolet's driver was not hurt. However, a 68-year-old female riding in the third vehicle did not survive. The motorist from Puerto Rico, a 56-year-old male passenger and a 65-year-old female passenger all suffered serious injuries in that vehicle. The driver of the Hyundai also suffered serious injury, according to the report.
The preliminary investigation did not yield details as to a reason for the Hyundai swerving into oncoming traffic. The investigation is ongoing, and it is unknown whether charges will follow.
Investigators consider numerous possible causes when a vehicle veers into oncoming traffic. Distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving and even parts failures are just some of the potential reasons for such an outcome. When an established cause points to negligence or product liability, an injured victim may seek compensation for unpaid medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
When you or a family member is hurt in a crash, it is possible to discuss one's legal options with a Martin County personal injury lawyer. It is possible to arrange for a complimentary consultation. To do so, please contact us.