Two people died and three others were injured after a deadly Volusia County crash. The car crash occurred at night on Interstate 95. A 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male passed away from injuries they sustained in the wreck.
The two teenagers were traveling with a 20-year-old in a pickup truck the night of the collision. Two of them were properly restrained by seat belts, but the17-year-old was not wearing one. The 20-year-old sustained serious injuries from the car crash.
The crash involved three vehicles headed southbound on the Interstate when they collided. The Highway Patrol had no other details to disclose initially, and the accident remains under investigation. A 22-year-old traveling in a sedan was also critically injured, and authorities say he did not wear a seat belt either. Another driver involved in the wreck also sustained critical injuries and was also not properly restrained.
There have been little details released about this crash with no speculation on what may have caused such a deadly accident. Care is always needed when behind the wheel on Volusia County Roads. No one can avoid a car crash all the time, but most are caused due to inattention or external factors such as drugs or alcohol.
While speculation may exist on the cause, the families likely have more questions than answers at this point. As authorities work to complete their investigation, all of the parties involved in the fatal car crash retain their right to seek redress through the Florida court system. Each injured party, as well as the surviving family members of the two deceased victims, may wish to assess their rights under state law to pursue claims based on allegations of negligence against other parties. If negligence is proved, those that suffered injuries as a result (including the estates of those who died) may be entitled to recovery of monetary damages occasioned by any wrongful conduct.
Source: StAugustine.com, "Volusia crash claims Palm Coast teen," July 28, 2012