Five seriously injured after a speeding accident in Florida
Last updated Monday, January 23rd, 2023
A speeding accident in Florida left five people with serious injuries early morning on Saturday, January 21 on the Northeast Dixie Highway.
The accident occurred when a speeding Tesla violated a red light traffic signal and crashed into a Volkswagon Jetta in the north Stuart area.
According to Christine Christofek Weiss, the spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s office, four of the five passengers were possibly thrown from their cars and were lying on the roadway when first responders reached the scene. There is no clear indication of how many of them were ejected or managed to crawl on their own. All five victims suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
The impact of the accident wrecked the Volkswagen so badly that its engine was found 50 yards away from the scene.
Officials believe the Tesla driver was driving too fast at the time of the crash. The 26-year-old Vero Beach man was charged with multiple offenses – driving carelessly, running a red light, and driving without a seatbelt. The ages and residences of other injured victims are not yet known.
We wish and hope that all victims of the shocking accident will recover quickly and completely.
A speeding accident in Florida has become a regular occurrence
Among the most common causes of car crashes in Florida is overspeeding. Despite speed limits that can help motorists avoid accidents and reach their destinations safely, some drivers, especially young ones, are tempted to drive too fast and pose a serious threat to others and themselves.
Another major cause of traffic accidents is the unwillingness to respect traffic rules. A blatant disregard for traffic lights, running stop signs, or going over the speed limit may lead to an accident and cause serious injuries.
The driver of an overspeeding vehicle is liable for damages when an accident leaves you with a major injury.
When you have been injured by a driver’s negligence, our qualified car accident attorneys in Tampa can advise you in seeking the maximum compensation possible.
Call or text us at (813) 544-4225 right now to discuss your case in confidence.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice.
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