This past Friday a motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Coral Way and Southwest 84th Avenue in Miami-Dade. A tractor-trailer and Honda Accord collided. According to witnesses to the accident, the Honda was speeding prior to the crash as it was racing another vehicle.
There were five occupants in the Honda. All of them were injured in the crash, some of them seriously. The 23-year-old who was reportedly driving the car at the time of the accident sustained the most severe injuries. She is reportedly on a ventilator, fighting for her life. The other four passengers were also taken to the hospital. None of the occupants of the Honda were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
The man behind the wheel of the truck was not injured in the accident. According to the police, the 47-year-old did not even get a scratch in the accident.
It is not surprising that the truck driver was not injured or that the car involved was destroyed. This is often the case when a truck is involved in a collision with a smaller vehicle such as a car. This is due to basic physics. A tractor-trailer is much larger and heavier than a car. Accordingly, when a collision occurs, the car takes the brunt of the impact. The occupants of the car also absorb the impact.
In car accidents that occur due to negligence on the part of the driver, sometimes injured passengers who were in the car with that driver file personal injury lawsuits against the driver. As is the case in any personal injury lawsuit, it is important to file it in a timely manner.
Source: Local10, “5 injured in Coral Way crash,” Ben Kennedy, Feb. 17, 2012