Car Accidents

Florida head-on crash leaves multiple dead and wounded

A head-on collision in Miami-Dade left three persons dead and three others seriously injured. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the fatal accident took place at about 1:45 a.m. near Krome Avenue and Southwest 144th Street.

The deadly car accident occurred when a car driven by a 19-year-old male and carrying three other passengers headed the wrong way on the northbound side of Krome Avenue and crashed head-on with another vehicle. The impact was powerful enough that both vehicles burst into flames. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

The driver and the passenger of the second vehicle were declared dead at the scene of the accident. Dental records had to be used to identify them since their bodies were completely burnt in the fire. The first vehicle’s driver and his three passengers were taken to area hospitals for treatment. One of the passengers, a 15-year-old female, later succumbed to her injuries at Kendall Regional. The other two passengers, a 16-year-old female and a 24-year-old male, as well as the driver, received serious injuries.

The families of the decedents might consider filing a wrongful death case once the investigation is concluded and the details of the incident are clear. They might contact an experienced lawyer to guide them through the process and to help them determine what types of compensation they can seek. In similar cases, the family might be entitled to receive damages for any conscious pain and suffering experienced by the decedents between the moment of the accident and their deaths as well was for the funeral and burial costs incurred by the family. Additionally, in some cases, the family might also receive remuneration for projected lost income and support resulting from the victim’s death. Though harder to calculate, the family might also sometimes be compensated for mental anguish and loss of companionship.

Source: NBC Miami , “3 Killed, 3 Hospitalized in Head-On Crash in Southwest Miami-Dade“, January 20, 2014