A Florida man received a prison sentence of 24 years on Thursday, April 8, for his involvement in a Tampa car crash that killed a woman and her one-year-old daughter.
Twenty-one-year-old Cameron Herrin was driving fast along a waterfront Tampa road in 2018 when he hit and killed Jessica Reisinger-Raubelt and her one-year-old daughter Lillia. At the time Herrin was eighteen years old and was racing John Barrineau, who got a six-year sentence. Twenty-four-year-old Reisinger-Raubenolt was visiting Tampa from Ohio; she was pushing Lillia in a stroller as she walked back from a park.
Prosecutors informed that the data from the navigation system of the car Herrin was operating, a Ford Mustang, had recorded several speeding incidents in the days before the Tampa car crash. A few days before the fatal accident Herrin was driving 162 mph on a nearby highway, and 84 mph on Bayshore Boulevard, where the victims were killed.
Speeding is still one of the biggest reasons for fatal accidents. The driver can be careful and completely sober, but high speeds are very hard to control. If you were injured in a speeding accident, or a loved one was killed in such circumstances, you should seek legal help as soon as possible and file a compensation claim. These accidents often lead to severe injuries where the victim will need a long time to recover, and even after that some victims face life challenges and lose their ability to earn. This is why you and your attorney should seek a claim not only for the current injuries but for future loss of income, as well as for pain and suffering.
Our team at Winters and Yonker has the experience and skills to deal with such accidents; schedule your first consultation with one of our Florida car accident attorneys.