Clay County, FL (January 3, 2019) - A three-vehicle on crash took place in Clay County on Wednesday, January 2nd, claiming the life of one person.
The accident happened just before noon at the intersection of Henley Road and Lake Asbury Drive. Police say that 19-year-old Jonathan Edward Barnes was traveling southbound on Henley when he struck another vehicle head-on. After the initial impact, his vehicle then collided with a third car. Barnes was killed in the crash and two other people sustained minor injuries.
At this time, it is not clear why the initial head-on crash occurred. The Florida Highway Patrol is looking into the accident and charges are pending.
Fatal traffic accidents are reported about eight times per day in Florida. There is nothing that can mentally prepare a family to deal with the loss of their loved one in a car accident. The sudden loss of a family member is sudden and devastating and the emotions can be overwhelming. We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Jonathan Barnes.
If your loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another driver, you could have legal rights. In Florida, a next-of-kin can bring a wrongful death lawsuit for the recovery of certain damages including the value of lost services, loss of companionship, medical and funeral bills and more. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida wrongful death attorneys know that no amount of money can compensate for your loss, however, the responsible party should be made to pay for the destruction they have caused in taking an innocent life.
To discuss your case at any time, please call us for a free consultation at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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