Suffolk, VA Car Accident Injury Lawyer Report – Mass Accident in Florida Kills 10
The accident scene was compared to “the end of the world,” and tragically it ended the lives of 10 people.
In one of the worst road crashes in the United States in recent years, a long line of cars and truck collided in fog and smoke on Interstate 75 south of Gainesville in Florida (FL).
The authorities are still trying to find the cause of this horrendous crash, Fox News reported. It occurred on Jan, 29 when a “ mixture of fog and heavy smoke from a brush fire that may have been intentionally set,” caused poor visibility.
At least five cars and six tractor-trailers were involved, and some caught fire during the wreck.
The series of accidents began half an hour after a 14-mile stretch of I-75 south of Gainesville was reopened early on the morning of Jan. 29, 2012. As well as the 10 people killed a hospital in Gainesville said it treated 22 people, eight of whom remain in hospital.
Given the complex series of events that unfolded in this accident, apportioning blame could be a lengthy procedure.
But an investigation will look closely at Florida Highway Patrol’s decision to reopen this highway 30 minutes before the crash, after a supervisor said it was clear.
The cause of the fire could also have a bearing on the blame question. “If arson comes up, we’ll look at charges at that time,” Keith Kameg, spokesman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which is conducting the investigation, told the Chicago Tribune.
As Norfolk, VA based car accident injury and wrongful death attorneys, our thoughts are with the relatives who lost a loved one, and those left severely injured.
This horrendous accident is almost certainly going to lead to some wrongful death lawsuits down the line once the factors behind it become clearer.
The Norfolk and Virginia Beach based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as brain injury, wrongful death, railroad workers’ injuries (FELA) mesothelioma and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010 and has been a member since 2011 of the Multimillion dollar Advocates Roundtable. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of the our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us (757) 455 -0077. For a free consultation with a specialized Hampton Roads, Virginia personal injury lawyer contact us through this website.