Hollywood, FL (October 9, 2018) - One person is dead and two more are hurt following a crash that took place in Hollywood on Monday, October 8th. Police say that the crash occurred around 2:30 am near Hollywood Boulevard and North 17th Avenue.
According to officials, a red car was traveling at a high rate of speed west on Hollywood Boulevard. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into a building. There were a total of three occupants in the car at the time of the crash. One of the passengers, a 24-year-old man, died of injuries suffered in the crash. Another passenger was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Police are still investigating and have not yet ruled out drugs or alcohol as factors in this accident.
Approximately every 8 hours, someone will lose their life in a Florida car accident. Speed, alcohol, distraction and failing to follow other traffic laws contribute to the large majority of fatal crashes. In this crash, it appears as though speed may have been a primary factor resulting in the loss of life. Our condolences go out to the 24-year-old victim who died in this tragic accident.
When you have lost a loved one unexpectedly in a traffic accident, you may be confused about where to turn next. If your loved one was killed due to another's negligence, you could have legal rights to bring a wrongful death claim against the person responsible for their death. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida wrongful death attorneys can help. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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