Citrus County, FL (May 11, 2019) - A crash involving four vehicles sent three people to the hospital on Friday, May 10th. The crash took place around 5:40 p.m. in the westbound lanes of US-98.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were called to the crash scene. Following an investigation, it was determined that 25-year-old Giovanni Bravo Oquendo was driving a Pontiac G8 when he traveled into the path of a westbound Kia Amanti. The Pontiac then traveled northwest and collided with a Buick Century and a Toyota Tundra traveling southbound.
The Kia driver, 63-year-old Marsha Scott, was hospitalized, along with 74-year-old George Brown and two other passengers. Brown sustained critical injuries, while the other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Oquendo was charged for failing to yield at a stop sign. Alcohol was determined to not have played a role in the crash.
This year, there will be about 400,000 car accidents reported across Florida. About 250,000 of these crashes will also involve injuries to one or more individuals involved. Whether you are a passenger or driver, you could have a claim for compensation if you are injured in a crash that was not your fault. Negligent driving occurs frequently on our streets and highways and when you are hurt by another's negligence you may receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and, lost wages.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys are well-versed in the law and we have decades of experience handling all types of car accidents from minor to catastrophic. Let us help walk you through a difficult time.
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