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Fatal multi-car accident in Pinellas County claims 2 lives

On Behalf of | Mar 4, 2024 | Car Accidents |

Suddenly losing a loved one can be one of the most challenging experiences for anyone to face. It can be an even more difficult reality in situations where someone’s life was lost due to another party’s reckless or negligent actions. This appears to have potentially been the case in a recent fatal car accident that took place in Pinellas County.

Details of the crash

The tragic incident occurred in the late evening on the northbound lanes of U.S. 19. It was reportedly initiated by a 50-year-old male driver of a Chevy Trax who did not bring his vehicle to a stop when approaching traffic that had come to a halt on the highway. Instead, the Chevy Trax crashed into the back of a Hyundai Santa Fe, causing it to move forward and strike three additional vehicles.

In the immediate aftermath of the accident, a 54-year-old female passenger in the Santa Fe along with the driver of the Chevy Trax were rushed to local hospitals. A short time later, they both sadly succumbed to their injuries. Additionally, the 62-year-old male driver of the Santa Fe sustained minor injuries as a result of the wreck.

Seeking justice and compensation after a wrongful death

In unfortunate situations like this tragic car accident above, the surviving family members of any deceased victims may have the right to pursue monetary damages by filing a wrongful death claim in a Florida civil court. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in compensation for their pain and suffering along with many of the end-of-life expenses. An experienced attorney can carefully guide those who are facing these trying times through every step of the process, providing much-needed peace of mind and significantly increasing the odds of a successful outcome.