Slick conditions cause fatal Florida wreck, but driver still flees

October 9th, 2012 - by DKRPA

As many Florida residents are aware, rainy conditions make road conditions a bit more dangerous. When it hasn’t rained in a while, left over oils and slick residues that have built up on the road’s surface create havoc for drivers when it eventually does rain.

This seems to be the reason why a fatal crash occurred in Lake Worth, Florida, but police are still investigating the somewhat complicated wreck.

A driver lost control of his car during a rainy commute. As a result, the vehicle spun around and collided with the central divider — flipping it into the air and onto a host of other cars (at least five vehicles, according to the report). One car was so badly damaged that the Jaws of Life were necessary to extricate the passengers from the vehicle.

But that wasn’t the end of this unfortunate accident. The driver of the vehicle that started this massive pile-up tried to escape punishment by fleeing the scene. The man was almost immediately arrested — but he ran away from the crash site before police apprehended him.

As this wreck shows, car accidents can often be fatal. If the passengers are able to leave the wreck with their lives, sometimes they can be catastrophically injured. Severe burns, disfigurement, spinal cord damage — these horrific injuries often affect victims in serious car accidents.

The pain and suffering of the injuries is one thing, but the medical costs associated with the healing and recovery processes of the injuries is another. More often than not, the victim struggles with suddenly having thousands of dollars worth in medical bills. Such a situation can necessitate a personal injury lawsuit, especially if the driver or negligent party that caused the incident was reckless in some way. Their irresponsible decision should be punished, and you shouldn’t have to suffer because of it either.

Source: CBS 12, “Lake Worth traffic crash causes several injuries,” Sandy Collier, Oct. 2, 2012