Certain traffic signs serve very important roles. While a stop sign, for example, may seem like a nuisance to some in certain situations, its presence could save multiple lives. Failing to obey such a sign could have tragic consequences. In fact, reports indicate that a fatal motor vehicle accident in Florida was caused by a teenager who failed to obey a stop sign.
The incident that resulted in the death of two men reportedly happened just before 9:30 p.m. on a day in July. Reports indicate that the 16-year-old driver of a westbound pickup truck containing two 17-year-old passengers failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection, causing the truck to hit a southbound pickup truck in its side. Both vehicles came to a stop on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of traffic
The two 17-year-olds were reportedly ejected from the truck. The three teens were transported to the hospital for treatment, with one of them listed in critical conditions. The two men in the second truck, ages 37 and 54, died at the scene of the accident.
A serious motor vehicle accident such as this can have devastating consequences. Those who survive often require significant and ongoing medical treatment, resulting in medical bills that quickly become overwhelming. In the case of a fatality, families are left to cope with their unexpected losses, which are often compounded by stress related to lost wages and funeral expenses. Often, those in Florida who were injured or lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligencechoose to file a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these victims fully understand their legal options and choose the most appropriate path for their individual circumstances.