You can hardly turn on the news these days without hearing about a tragic car accident. This was true on Saturday, September 30. A woman in Seminole County was traveling Eastbound on State Road 454. Mother and her 4-year old daughter killed in a head-on collision, 44-year old Carmela Nichols had her 4-year old daughter Aniya Hargrove in the car with her when she veered into oncoming traffic.
According to investigators, Nichols was driving her SUV at about 2:30 pm on Saturday afternoon. She veered off the road and drove over the grass median. After hitting several road signs, she continued to veer into oncoming traffic.
Nichols hit a car coming the opposite way head-on. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, Nichols and her daughter died as a result of the crash.
The investigation is still pending. There has been no indication that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. Nor did they say if Nichols or her daughter were wearing seatbelts.
The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to see if perhaps Nichols suffered a medical episode directly before the crash. No information on the other driver has been released.
Nobody wants to hear about a tragedy like this. While we’re not sure what caused the crash, we do have to remember that Nichols and her daughter weren’t the only ones hurt in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle may have claims against Nichols’ insurance. She may even have to file suit against Carmela Nichols’ estate. Only time will tell.
If you’ve been injured in any sort of car accident, you should call and speak with our experienced accident lawyers in Tampa, Florida.
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