An accident that occurred in Melbourne on I-95 last week took the life of a teenager and seriously injured five other teens. Brandon Fritz was ejected from a van and killed when a blown tire caused the van to hit another car and turn over many times. The six teenagers were going back home after winning a basketball tournament in Orlando. The teens were just minutes from home, and the accident occurred on the south side of the interstate near the Pineda Causeway.Fritz was a student at Eau Gallie High, and all of the teens were AAU teammates. The five boys were taken to Holmes Regional Hospital in serious condition. They are Zachary Roy, 16, of Melbourne, Lucious McKay, 17, of Palm Bay, Dymond Thomas, 15, of Palm Bay, Michael McCauley, 15, of Melbourne and Alexander Hartfield, 15, of Pam Bay. There were two people in the other car involved in the accident, and they only had minor injuries.
One of Fritz’s teammates said, “He was smart. Everyone loved to hang around Brandon. Another said, “Basketball was what he dreamed about. It was his life.” Fritz was known as a player who always wanted to win and hoped to play professionally one day. Brevard school leaders will have trained psychologists as well as crisis teams available.
It is so tragic when an accident like this one takes the life of a young person. Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in Florida auto accidents. If you or a loved one was involved in an auto accident, it is important to speak with an experienced Orlando auto accident lawyer who can get you the compensation you deserve to cover hospital bills, lost wages and other expenses. James. O. Cunningham has a proven record of success, and he has won numerous court awards and settlements for his clients. Call 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 today to schedule your free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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