Alachua County, FL (October 9, 2018) - A woman was killed in a crash on Monday, October 8th in Alachua County.
Around 6:30 am, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, along with the Florida Highway Patrol, responded to a crash scene at County Road 232 near Northwest 236th Street. Police say that a school bus was stopped when a Chevrolet Silverado collided with a Hyundai Accident. The Accent then crashed into the back of the bus.
The Hyundai driver, 42-year-old Tracy Dillon, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The Silverado driver, a 31-year-old man, was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. Charges are pending in the crash.
Accidents are a common event on Florida streets and highways with over 400,000 crashes reported each year in our state. Approximately 250,000 of those crashes resulted in injuries. In every car accident involving more than one vehicle, there is at least one innocent victim. When innocent people are hurt, the law steps in to provide remedies.
In Florida, when a driver, passenger or pedestrian is hurt by the negligence of another person, the injured individual has the right to bring a personal injury claim. In such claims, the victim can recover for pain and suffering, lost wages and all medical treatment, including future costs of treatment in some cases.
At Rubenstein Law, we assist injured accident victims every single day. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. To discuss your case with us, please call 1-800 FL-Legal.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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