Five Injured in Broward Boulevard Crash
Five people, three adults and two children, were hospitalized when their Suzuki Forenza, traveling east on Broward Boulevard, left the road and hit a tree. The crash temporarily closed the eastbound section of Broward Boulevard in the area of the crash.
The three adults, ranging in age from 25 to 30, had to be extricated from the vehicle while the two children, one an infant and the other under the age of three, were transported to Broward Health Medical Center and admitted for observation. The children, who were in the backseat of the vehicle, were not in car seats, according to police. The accident is still under investigation, but there is no evidence of alcohol or cell phone use, and police speculate that the driver swerved to avoid something in the roadway before losing control of the vehicle (http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-11-25/news/fl-broward-blvd-crash-20131125_1_broward-boulevard-three-adults-minor-injuries).
Car Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, almost three million people are injured in car accidents annually, and more than 30,000 people die each year from injuries they receive in car crashes. In Florida, there were 2,424 fatalities in 2012, an increase of one percent from 2011 (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot/gov/pubs/811856.pdf). Because this accident happened on Broward Boulevard, a road that contains heavy traffic at all hours of the day, it is shocking that this crash did not have more vehicles involved, leading to what could have been a crisis situation.
A Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Lawyer can provide advice, counsel and expertise to anyone who is involved in a car accident, whether they are charged with being at fault or are simply innocent victims of someone else’s error. When people are involved in an accident, they are often frightened and confused about what steps to take, which is why contacting a Fort Lauderdale accident lawyer is critical to preserving their rights under the law. A lawyer will look beyond the accident, checking for manufacturer defects in the vehicle to investigating the others involved to determine what fault may lie with them when it comes to the accident cause.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury law office of Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A., either online or by telephone in order to protect your rights under the law. We are here to help and provide the advice you need at this difficult time.