In a tragic series of events on Saturday, four people were killed on Interstate 95 close to Miami Shores. The victims appear to have gotten out of their vehicles to check on another traffic crash. A fifth pedestrian who was with them was taken to Jackson Memorial Ryder.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the first of multiple Miami-Dade County car crashes on I-95 occurred at around 4:45 am when a vehicle drove into the concrete median wall close to 103rd street. A Ford auto then pulled over on the shoulder. Not long after, the driver of a Honda, who was in the express lane, swerved to avoid hitting the first car but then ended up striking the five pedestrians and the Ford. The Honda’s driver and its passenger were also transported to Jackson Memorial Ryder. Police are trying to determine exactly what happened.
Miami-Dade Traffic Crashes
Even if an emergency situation forces you to get out of your vehicle, it is important that you still exercise caution on the road-especially if you are standing in an area where motorists don’t expect to encounter pedestrians. That said, there may be parties who should be held liable for your injuries or the death of your loved one in a Florida pedestrian accident.
Proving liability in a Miami car crash can be extremely challenging-especially when multiple parties are involved. This is why you should speak with an experienced Miami personal injury law firm about your case.
In many instances involving serious injury, Florida’s PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage is not enough to cover injuries, medical bills, rehabilitation and therapy costs, lost wages, and other damages sustained during a serious pedestrian accident.
Related Web Resources:
What is “Personal Injury Protection” (PIP) insurance?, Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Traffic Accidents FAQ, Nolo
More Blog Posts:
Man’s Legs Severed in Miami Car Accident, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, January 19, 2011
Recent Palm Beach County Car Crashes, Pedestrian Accidents, and Bicycle Collision Cause Deaths and Injuries, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, January 12, 2011
7-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured in North Lauderdale Car Accident is in a Coma, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, December 23, 2010