Orlando, FL (January 29, 2018) - A 31-year-old man from Winter Springs died in a head-on crash on Tuesday, January 29th. The crash happened in Orlando on State Road 528 near State Road 417.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that 31-year-old Jason Torrens was driving a 2014 Dodge SUV in a westbound direction while in the eastbound lanes of SR 528. Torrens collided with a van driven by Christopher Canela who was traveling eastbound at the time of the collision. Canela was wearing his seat belt when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Police are still investigating the crash and have taken blood samples from Torrens to determine if alcohol played a role.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
This tragic accident is a reminder that a car crash can change lives at a moment's notice. A person was killed and his family must now deal with the pain and sadness that comes from losing a loved one to a horrific crash. We offer our condolences to the family of Christopher Canela.
When you have experienced a devastating car accident, there are certain legal rights that you may have. If you have lost a family member as a result of negligence on the roadways, a wrongful death claim may be available. Under Florida law, the next of kin may file a wrongful death claim to recover certain compensation on behalf of their deceased relative, including payment of medical bills and damages for loss of companionship.
You do not have to go through this alone. At Rubenstein Law, we are here to help. For a free consultation with one of our Florida wrongful death attorneys, give us a call any time at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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