A South Florida accident left five people dead after a driver ran through a red light just past midnight on Saturday, April 13. The accident took place at the intersection of Blue Heron Boulevard and the northbound I-95 exit ramp in Riviera Beach. A man driving a 2008 Mercedes failed to stop at the red light after exiting I-95, hitting a 1994 Lexus.
The impact of the collision pushed two cars into an opposite lane. The Lexus overturned, throwing three people out of the vehicle. All five people inside the Lexus were killed in the auto accident. Three teenage girls riding in the backseat of the car were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The 21-year-old driver died at the hospital following the accident. A Toyota Camry sustained damage from the debris, but the car’s 24-year-old driver was not hurt.
The driver of the Mercedes that ran the red light was listed in serious but stable condition. The 21-year-old Florida City man was being treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Police have stated that charges in the accident are pending.
Deadly accidents can leave a lot of devastation in their wake. When someone runs a red light, the ensuing accident could be due to negligence on the driver’s part. A police investigation can sometimes shed more light on the exact causes of such an accident. In these cases, accident victims or the families left behind might opt to consult with an attorney to learn more about their options. People involved in deadly accidents sometimes seek compensation for their medical expenses as well as pain and suffering.
Source: CBS Miami, “Florida City Man Faces Charges In Deadly Palm Beach Crash“, April 14, 2013