Charges are pending the completion of a Florida Highway Patrol investigation into an early Sunday morning crash of four vehicles on Interstate 95 that killed three people and badly injured four more people. Investigators have yet to find the cause for the fatal car crash in Rockledge near the South Fiske Boulevard exit that occurred close to 1:30 a.m.
FHP troopers said the accident began when a 39-year-old man apparently lost control of his northbound Infiniti and hit the guardrail and median. Next, his vehicle experienced a head-on collision with a Hyundai Elantra. Another vehicle hit the back of the Elantra. Debris flew out and involved a fourth vehicle.
Three passengers inside the Elantra died. They were ages 64, 66 and 56. Among the injured were one female passenger of the Infiniti and one woman in the Elantra. Their condition was listed as critical when they were taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center. Two more passengers from the vehicles went to Wuesthoff Hospital in serious condition. The drivers of the third and fourth vehicles involved needed treatment only for minor injuries.
When fatal accidents like this one happen, the survivors may want to know the reasons behind the crash. This is particularly relevant if they wish to pursue a personal injury case against the responsible party if there is one. Severe injuries leave survivors with medical bills. Legal action might help them receive compensation for medical expenses and lost income due to an inability to work temporarily or even long term. A lawyer may be able to see if the investigation contains evidence of possible negligence. Depending on the documented evidence, a civil law suit might have the potential to compensate survivors.
Source:WFTV, “3 killed in multivehicle I-95 crash in Rockledge”, Jan. 4, 2015