Kissimmee, FL (May 14, 2019) - A crash involving a semi-truck and an SUV left one person dead on Tuesday, May 14th. The crash was reported at the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Evergreen Street around 5:14 a.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV and semi were both traveling in the same direction when the crash took place. The driver of the SUV, identified only as a 50-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no word on whether any other injuries were sustained. Traffic in the area was delayed while police investigated the crash but later returned to normal.
Police continue to investigate and no further details are available at this time.
A fatal crash is reported approximately once every three hours in Florida. This means that there are eight or more traffic fatalities each day across our state. While no one ever gets into a car thinking that they could end up seriously injured or killed, the reality is that fatal crashes occur multiple times a day on our streets and highways.
There is no greater pain than losing a loved one to a fatal car accident. This is especially true when the accident was not their fault. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased family member. Wrongful death claims allow for the recovery of certain expenses, such as medical bills and lost wages, on behalf of the deceased person.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida wrongful death attorneys can turn you back in the right direction following a tragic event. For a free consultation, give us a call at 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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