February 7th, 2013 - by DKRPA
A bizarre car accident in central Florida claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured another.
The accident occurred when a group of sports car fans were driving on a road. A Lamborghini suddenly jumped over a center divider in the road and into oncoming traffic, slamming into another vehicle. Two people in the Lamborghini, including the driver, were killed because of the crash; the driver of the other vehicle was taken to a hospital and was in critical condition.
An investigation is underway to find out why the sports car lurched out of the appropriate lanes and into oncoming traffic. Police say everyone in the vehicles wore their seatbelt and that no intoxication is suspected on the part of the 24-year-old Lamborghini driver.
This unfortunate accident is very tragic, but there are some things to learn from it; sadly, the first thing that jumps out is the young age of the driver involved. Younger drivers — especially teenagers — are far more accident-prone than other drivers on the road. They also are more susceptible to poor decisions behind the wheel due to their inexperience. They may take out their cell phone and text a friend, or drive erratically to impress friends in the car.
And that takes us to the second point: driver negligence. No matter a driver’s age, if they operate their vehicle in a reckless or dangerous manner and cause an accident, they could be held liable for any injuries sustained by people in the other car.
Source: CF News 13, “2 die, 1 critical after Lakeland crash involving Lamborghini,” Rick Elmhorst, Feb. 4, 2013