According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there was a recent three-car accident in Fort Pierce that killed one woman and injured another man. The accident happened just before midnight on Kings Highway, according to News Channel 5. Reports indicate that the male driver was under the influence of alcohol and the time of the accident. He reportedly rear-ended a truck and sent it flying into oncoming traffic. That vehicle then ran head on into another vehicle.
Upon the head-on collision, the truck flipped and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The female, whose vehicle was rear-ended in the accident, died at the scene of the accident. The other driver was transported to the hospital at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute. Reports indicate the female driver was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.
Our Fort Pierce car accident attorneys understand that there will typically be more serious accidents like this as we come to the end of the year. Each year, the holiday season brings an abundance of drivers to our state. We’ve got seasonal residents and tourists on our roadways in addition to residents. These visitors greatly congest our roadways and greatly increase our risks for accidents. Drivers are urged to be cautious, focused and patient to help avoid a potentially fatal accident.
Another serious accident happened just before 11 a.m. as a pickup truck flipped in the middle of the intersection at Sunrise Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. The pickup truck flipped after colliding with another vehicle at that intersection. Fort Pierce police report that responders had to pull the female driver from the truck, but she was OK.
Floridians share the roadways with more than 75 million tourists each year. Through the entire state students, retirees and families travel to explore and to enjoy some beautiful weather. Florida is the number one destination spot for Americans and it’s the second most popular vacation spot for foreigners.
Many of these travelers fail to plan for this trip’s travel accordingly and drive erratically throughout our roadways. These unfamiliar drivers serve as serious hazards to everyone on our roadways.
Florida reportedly experiences more than a quarter of a million car accidents every year, which ranks our state at above-average for injury and deadly car accidents every year. The number of accidents typically correlates with tourism season.
According to the Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were nearly 2,500 car accident fatalities in the state in 2010. Road accidents can be avoided with preparation. Drivers are urged to travel with a plan. Be cautious and alert while traveling and curb distractions. Be patient with the out of town drivers and expect the unexpected. Floridians need to alter their driving habits to accommodate these unfamiliar drivers and to ensure safety on our roadways.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Fort Pierce, Lake Worth, Hollywood, Sunrise, St. Lucie or the surrounding areas, contact a personal injury lawyer at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC. Call 1-800-561-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney today.
Three-vehicle accident kills one woman, injures one man in Ft. Pierce, FHP reports, by Maxim Alter, News Channel 5
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