Lakeland, FL – One Killed, Four Hurt After Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel on FL-400

Last updated Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Lakeland, FL – One Killed, Four Hurt After Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel on FL-400

Lakeland, FL (September 8, 2022) – One person was killed and four others were injured following a car accident in the Lakeland area on Tuesday morning, September 6. The collision took place on FL-400 near mile marker 26 at around 6:10 a.m. 

It was reported that a 41-year-old Orlando man was headed eastbound in the outside lane of the highway. The 48-year-old driver of a pickup truck was traveling east in the center lane. The Orlando man reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the sedan. 

The sedan hit the pickup before crashing into a concrete barrier. A 19-year-old passenger in the sedan suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Both drivers and two other occupants of the sedan were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Drowsy Driving Crashes

Drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel are putting everyone at risk. Around 100,000 traffic accidents, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities are caused by drowsy driving each year. An estimated 9.5% of collisions are thought to be caused by distracted driving, along with 10.8% of airbag deployment crashes.

Even though money can’t make your loved one come back or take away the pain you’re feeling, it can help your family’s financial situation and give you the impression that justice has been served. You should never have to pay for the costs associated with a deadly car accident if you were not at fault. 

Saying farewell to a loved one is the most agonizing thing you can do, especially if their demise was sudden and might have been avoided. A personal injury lawyer in Tampa can help you hold the negligent party accountable and pursue the financial recompense your family needs in order to move on if the loss of a family member has left your home in a state of emotional and financial upheaval.

When a loved one passes away as a consequence of injuries they incurred in an unexpected vehicle accident, a Lakeland wrongful death attorney can assist you with every aspect of your case or claim. It is essential to work with a wrongful death attorney with the right experience. The lawyers at Rebein Law have helped clients who lost a loved one in a tragic traffic accident for a number of years.

Contact Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to discuss how we might assist you in recovering after the loss of a loved one. 

Note: Secondary sources were used in the creation of this post. Our team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this accident. If any information is not correct, please contact Rebein Law so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.

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. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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