Seminole County, FL (October 1, 2018) - The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the victims in a tragic, fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, September 30th.
According to FHP Lt. Kim Montes, an Acura traveling near Lake Mary crossed over a double yellow line. The Acura struck a Toyota Corolla head-on. Aziya and Zmiya Gandy, 9-year-old twin sisters, were passengers in the Corolla. Sadly, both Aziya and Zmiya died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Two other children, 15-year-old Alexandri Picerine and 9-year-old Zekiel Picerine were also hurt in the accident.
24-year-old Sabrina Patel was driving the Acura when the crash occurred. FHP reports that charges are pending against Patel.
A fatal crash takes place approximately every 8 hours in Florida. Many fatal crashes involve drivers who fail to follow traffic laws, resulting in the death of another driver or passenger. When this occurs, loved ones often wonder what legal rights they have. A wrongful death action may be brought against a driver whose negligence results in death.
Wrongful death cases are difficult, complex and emotional for those involved. Before taking any legal action, it is always best to consult with an experienced Florida wrongful death attorney. At Rubenstein Law, our team regularly helps those going through these tragic situations.
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