In a horrific accident on the morning of Monday, February 15th, 2016, one person was killed and another was severely injured when the RV they were traveling in crashed into the ditch in Ormond Beach, Florida.
According to police, the vehicle was driving on U.S. 1 near I-95 around 1 a.m. that Monday when it left the roadway and crashed into a ditch, then a tree. After it collided with the tree, the RV then caught fire with both the driver and the passenger trapped inside. The passenger was killed in the accident, while the driver survived with third-degree burns after an on-scene witness pulled him out shortly before the vehicle exploded.
Due to the severity of their burns, Ormond Beach authorities were not immediately able to identify the victims. Authorities also suspect that the two victims may have been in town for NASCAR events, as racing memorabilia was found in the wreckage.
According to Florida State investigators, the impact of the crash was so intense that pieces of the RV exploded off of the vehicle when it hit collided with the tree, ejecting RV parts across the nearby Dairy Queen parking lot. Witness Carla Johnson, who was working nearby after the crash, said that because the damage to the RV was so severe, it was not recognizable as a vehicle after the incident.
No matter the particular case, it is important to obtain an experienced lawyer to help you navigate through difficult legal territory. According to Florida law, you have the right to seek compensation for all of your injuries and losses. However, due to the complexity of the legal system, it is important that you seek the services of an experienced Orlando car accident attorney.
Since 1977, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been representing Orlando-area individuals who have suffered serious injuries due to distracted driving. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident, please call us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
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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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