Daytona Beach, FL – Fatal Collision in WB Lanes of FL-400Jacksonville Accident News
Daytona Beach, FL (July 19, 2020) – This afternoon, a fatal collision was reported on a major highway in Daytona Beach.
Though the circumstances of the accident are still being investigated, it is believed that the collision involved two or more vehicles and took place in the westbound lanes of FL-400 around 12:43 p.m.
Multiple fire vehicles, paramedics, and law enforcement crews were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident, which blocked all lanes of traffic in the area for a period of time.
It is not known if anybody was injured as a result of the accident but at least one person was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicles involved were severely damaged as a result of the accident.
It took police over an hour to clear the scene so that traffic could resume as normal.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
Every month, hundreds of victims lose their lives in Florida car accidents. In just one recent year, it was reported that over 3,000 people lost their lives due to accidents that took place within the state due to the negligence of others. Fatal accidents are vastly preventable but continue to take place in the blink of an eye due to reckless reasons like speeding, driver distractions, intoxication, and more. When a driver or multiple drivers are disobeying the rules of the road, they do not always realize that they could be risking the lives of others who share our roads. Drivers are always expected to abide by the duty of care that is expected of them.
If you have lost somebody you love in an accident, it is important that you and your family have options as you move forward. Speaking with a Florida wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions you make as you work toward compensation that will cover a wide array of aspects including medical expenses your loved one incurred in the hospital, pain and suffering that you and your family have experienced, and funeral costs among many other aspects. Wrongful death cases can be incredibly complex at times and leave you with questions, which is why you should always speak with a personal injury attorney who has experience in these claims.
At Sheftall & Associates, our Florida accident attorneys understand how devastated you may be feeling after you have just lost somebody close to you due to a traumatic accident. You should not be totally liable for the financial losses caused by the wrongful death, but instead, the responsible party should be held liable for these damages. You and your family deserve time to grieve your losses during these difficult times. If you have suffered a variety of losses and wonder where to turn after a fatal accident, please contact an accident attorney at (904) 569-6025 for more information on your rights moving forward.
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