Man killed in multi-car crash in Florida
Last updated Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023
A multi-car crash in Florida claimed the life of a 24-year-old man, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Howland Boulevard and Fort Smith Boulevard in Deltona at about 11:25 PM on December 31.
According to deputies, a southbound Kia wagon turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Howland Boulevard. The impact of the collision caused the Kia to crash into another vehicle headed north.
Deltona Fire Rescue officials reported that the Kia driver, Brandon Michael Morales, 24, died at the scene. The driver involved in the initial crash suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. The driver of the second car that was struck by Kia escaped unhurt.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Morales family during this difficult time. We also wish the injured a speedy recovery.
This multi-car crash in Florida was avoidable
In the United States, driver negligence causes nine out of ten auto accidents. Tragic traffic accidents like this New Year’s Eve wreck can be mitigated only by driving safely and being aware of other vehicles and road users.
By following a few basic safe driving rules, you can protect yourself from legal troubles:
- Focus on driving defensively
- Wear a seatbelt at all times
- Keep a safe distance from other vehicles
- Maintain lane discipline
- Avoid overspeeding
- Watch out for road crossings and signals
Car accident victims are entitled to compensation
The sudden death of a loved one is one of life’s worst and most brutal events. Your financial situation can quickly go downhill as you try to make up for the support and money your loved one provided to your family.
While filing a wrongful death claim in Florida will not compensate for the loss of a family member, financial compensation may still be available to allow you to rebuild your life with dignity.
Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyers at Rebein Law are here to help you in the event of a wrongful death caused by another’s negligence.
Call 813-544-4225 to determine how Attorney Rebein can help you secure maximum compensation following a tragic loss.
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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. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.
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