Polk Co, FL (July 7, 2021) – A wrong-way collision on Sunday, July 4, in Polk County ended in the death of a Haines City woman.
The deadly crash reportedly occurred in the Poinciana area at the intersection of Walnut Street and Marigold Avenue at around 5:26 a.m. When local authorities arrived, they found a 22-year-old Haines City woman dead in her blue 2018 Toyota sedan.
The other driver was identified as 46-year-old Dawn Nathaniel of Kissimmee. She was driving a gray 2017 Kia Optima northbound in the southbound lanes of Marigold Avenue. Nathaniel consequently crashed head-on with the other vehicle.
Nathaniel reportedly told authorities that she had consumed alcohol and marijuana prior to the accident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Tampa Fatal Wrong-Way Collisions
While wrong-way collisions are uncommon, data suggest that the number of fatal wrong-way collisions has increased in recent years. According to the American Automobile Association, 500 persons were killed in wrong-way collisions each year between 2015 and 2018. Head-on collisions are among the worst, accounting for roughly ten percent of all fatal wrecks each year.
When a loved one dies as a consequence of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, it may be painful, and the victim’s family is sometimes saddled with unanticipated expenditures and other losses. When a loved one is murdered in an unexpected accident, surviving family members are frequently left feeling frustrated and powerless, in addition to their great sense of loss, which is exacerbated by a worsening financial position. Surviving family members are only normal in wanting to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable by filing a wrongful death claim with the aid of a Tampa personal injury attorney.
Our goal at Rebein Law is to assist families in obtaining maximum compensation for their losses resulting from a tragic Tampa automobile accident, and our track record demonstrates that we know how to get results for our clients. In the event of a fatal automobile accident in Tampa, our understanding of the law and persistence have given our clients good outcomes, and we have successfully helped thousands of clients get compensation following the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits are some of the most difficult to handle, therefore having skilled legal counsel on your side can assist.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 to speak with a Tampa wrongful death lawyer about your case.
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