Fort Walton Beach, FL (September 20, 2018) - A Chevy Silverado slammed into seven other vehicles in a multi-vehicle crash on Wednesday, September 19th in Fort Walton Beach. Around 9:30 am, the Silverado was traveling southbound on Eglin Parkway when its brakes failed.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the Silverado first rear-ended a Chevy Traverse but crossing into the other lanes of the highway and continuing in a southbound direction, striking the other vehicles. The Silverado eventually ended up crossing over all three lanes in a path of destruction.
The Silverado driver, James Higman, suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. There is no word on whether any other injuries were suffered in the collision.
Mechanical failure is an often overlooked cause of accidents. However, mechanical failures often occur and can lead to devastating consequences. In this case, the failure of the driver's brakes caused the massive collision in Fort Walton. Fortunately, it does not appears as though anyone suffered critical injuries. Certainly, this crash could have been much worse.
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