Polk County, FL (April 4, 2019) - A 13-year-old student died after he was struck by a vehicle outside of a middle school on Wednesday, April 3rd.
The victim, who has not been identified, was riding her bike on Homosassa Road. She was on her way to Lake Marion Creek Middle School when she was struck by a minivan driven by Micaela Coronel. The crash happened around 7:50 a.m. The student suffered critical injuries and was rushed to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Coronel did not have a valid driver's license at the time of the crash. She was also driving with condensation covering 80% of her windows, according to deputies. She was charged with driving without a license, while other charges may be pending in the accident.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of the young student killed in this tragic Polk County collision. Each day, about eight fatal crashes will take place in our state. Certainly, all fatal accidents are very tragic, but they can be even more tragic when a young life is taken so suddenly, as we see in this collision. Initial reports indicate that Micaela Coronel will face charges related to her negligent driving behavior prior to the accident.
If you have lost a loved one on our streets or highways, you may have a claim for wrongful death. Under Florida law, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the deceased's next-of-kin up to two years after the fatal crash occurred. At Rubenstein Law, our team of experienced and compassionate Florida wrongful death lawyers will stand by your side when you are facing this difficult situation.
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