An eighteen-year-old teenager from Clewiston was killed in an accident in Hendry County on US-27 on Thursday night, May 13.
The man was operating a Ford sedan and was going south on Flaghole Road around 6:29 p.m., south of US-27, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A semi-truck operated by a fifty-four-year-old man from Clewiston was going north on Flaghole Road, south of the Ford.
The Ford then lost control on the wet road, bisected into the northbound lane and went into the path of the semi-truck. The front part of the semi-truck T-boned the Ford on its right side. The vehicles came to rest after the collision.
The eighteen-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Hendry County.
T-bone accidents lead to harsh injuries and very often to fatal outcomes. Sometimes, even the most careful drivers can lose control over their vehicle due to weather conditions.
If that happens, the victim or their family should still consult with an attorney about a potential compensation claim. The initial investigation may show that one of the parties was operating a faulty vehicle, or that the agency that maintains the roads didn’t do their job right.
In that case, the victim or their family can file a lawsuit against these parties and seek a compensation claim. Covering the medical bills, but also lost wages, or, in case of death, funeral and burial expenses, as well as pain and suffering are very important.
You might not be able to get these things done by yourself, even if things seem simple. Allow a skilled and experienced Florida car accident attorney to help you with your case. Contact our office at Winters & Yonker and let us review your case. We’ll do our best to help you get your claim.