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Fatal Crash Involves 3 Vehicles And One Pedestrian


Florida Highway Patrol announced that a pedestrian was killed in a 3-vehicle crash in Bradenton, FL. The report indicated that there were 3 vehicles involved in the crash, a sedan, an SUV, and a bus. The driver of the sedan was seriously injured in addition to the death of the pedestrian. Others involved in the crash only suffered minor injuries. The pedestrian was a 60-year-old man.

According to FHP, the driver of the sedan caused the accident. The sedan was driving westbound on State Road 70 while approaching the intersection at US 41. The pedestrian was standing on the median when the sedan converged on the SUV which was trying to make a left-hand turn. The sedan struck the SUV and then careened into the median where it struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was then forced into the path of the bus which struck him again.

The driver of the sedan fled the scene on foot but was later apprehended. He was driving without a valid driver’s license. He has also been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death and vehicular homicide. These are very serious charges. It is unlikely that the driver of the sedan had insurance. That is likely why he attempted to flee the scene of the accident.

Multi-vehicle car accidents 

Car accidents involving multiple vehicles are often quite complicated. The accident mentioned above is fairly straightforward, however. The driver of the vehicle struck another vehicle that was attempting to make a left-hand turn. So the sedan was the first in a chain of events that ultimately led to the death of the pedestrian and serious injuries to the other parties.

In a lawsuit based on this accident, liability may be portioned out to each of the drivers involved in the crash. It is likely, however, that in this accident, the sedan’s driver would be allotted 100% of the liability for this crash. He failed to slow down or stop and drove through an SUV that was attempting to make a left-hand turn. He likely never saw the SUV due to driver distraction or intoxication. While the FHP report does not mention intoxication as a major factor in the lawsuit, it is distinctly possible that the driver was intoxicated.

Generally speaking, the first vehicle in a chain reaction accident is usually responsible for the accident. In some cases, the vehicle that is struck is more responsible than the vehicle that did the striking. In these cases, it is because the driver of the struck vehicle pulled into the intersection when cars were coming and did not leave enough time for the other vehicle to react. This type of situation often results in t-bone accidents.

Talk to a Jacksonville Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today 

Pedestrian accidents are generally not the fault of the pedestrian. In many cases, they can result in death. If you have lost a loved one or been injured yourself in a pedestrian accident, call the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers at Gillette Law today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.



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