An innocent man’s life was taken on May 24th in what sources are calling a “horrifically violent” car crash. NorthEscambia.com reported that the driver of a Jeep Patriot had been heading south on Highway 29 at Canoe Creek when he crossed the median and crashed into an oncoming Buick Enclave. Inside that Buick sat a 67-year-old male and a 62-year-old female.
After the two vehicles collided, the Buick came to rest on its side in a ditch and the front of the Jeep exploded, “leaving the front wheels, engine compartment, and engine in the median and debris spread across a large area of the southbound side of Highway 29.” The parts of the Jeep that remained intact came to rest upside down on the shoulder of the southbound lanes.
The driver of the Jeep, who has been identified as a 19-year-old male from McDavid, managed to crawl out of the wreckage and was said to have only suffered minor injuries. He allegedly told bystanders that he thinks he fell asleep behind the wheel. Sadly, the 67-year-old male in the Buick died at the scene of the accident. The 62-year-old female passenger survived, however, she had to be transported to a hospital in Pensacola in critical condition.
The news source says that the Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the accident. Officials are still working to determine what caused the fatal crash to transpire.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Deadly Car Crash in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Losing a relative is hard but knowing their death could have been prevented makes it even more difficult to accept. If you recently lost a loved one to a car crash in Fort Walton Beach, FL, and believe the other driver involved was responsible for causing it, you may be entitled to file what is called a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit not only allows you to recognize a person for their negligent or reckless behavior, but it also gives you the opportunity to recover compensation for expenses associated with your relative’s death.
For example, if your relative sought medical care prior to passing away, you can request that the negligent party provide you not only with compensation for these medical costs, but also for burial costs, pain and suffering, and more. If you are looking to seek justice for your loved one’s death, don’t wait to contact the Fort Walton Beach, FL car accident lawyers at Browning Law Firm.
Browning Law Firm can be reached at:
418 Racetrack Rd. NE, Ste B
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547