The Exotic Driving Experience offered within the Walt Disney World Speedway turned deadly when a driver lost control of his Lamborghini. Police said the 36-year-old male passenger died at the scene after the vehicle hit a guardrail on the track. The driver, age 24, survived with only minor injuries. He was treated at Celebration Hospital.
The man who died had worked at the location since 2001. As of 2013, he had been the operations manager for the Exotic Driving Experience. The attraction sold rides at the racetrack in either super cars like Lamborghinis or NASCAR vehicles. Petty Holdings LLC runs the attraction within the Disney property.
The victim had been wearing his seat belt, police said. The cause of the crash remains to be identified by investigators. Disney had announced its plans to close the Speedway even before the fatal accident.
Along with fatalities, car accidents sometimes cause catastrophic injuries. When a person is badly hurt or disabled in a car accident, financial difficulties can arise from high medical bills and inability to work. Sometimes a personal injury claim can recover damages for an injured person if a negligent party caused the crash. A reckless driver or a trucking company that did not maintain its vehicles for safe operation are examples of negligent parties that might be held accountable by a victim.
An attorney could help a victim evaluate an accident investigation to see if evidence points to another person’s negligence. A person’s rights to compensation could be upheld by an attorney who files a lawsuit against the responsible party.
Source: The Huffington Post, “1 Dead In Accident At Walt Disney World Speedway,” Ed Mazza, April 13, 2015