A recent Fort Lauderdale car accident ended up killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child. The soon-to-be mother and her husband won a free trip to South Florida through her Massachusetts church. Once their trip was completed, the two decided to stay in the area an extra day. Fort Lauderdale officers report that the woman was using the restroom at a poolside cabana at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard when the accident happened. A motor vehicle slammed into that very cabana. A 34-year-old driver was heading down Southeast Fourth Street when she lost control of her vehicle as she took a curve in the road, according to The Miami Herald. After losing control of her vehicle, she slammed into a fence and plowed right over the cabana building where the seven-months pregnant vacationer was sitting.
“She won a contest writing an essay on how a vacation would bless them,” said Genesis pastor Michael Davis.
Our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys understand that the driver of the vehicle was transported to Broward Medical Center with only minor injuries. A local detective, DeAnna Garcia, says that there is now a criminal investigation into the accident and investigators may also request toxicology reports from the hospital. Currently, there have been no charges filed.
“It was shocking, just sitting there minding your own business and one almighty bang,” said one hotel guest and witness to the accident.
Our Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys usually talk about car accidents with other automobiles, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycles. We don’t hear about these kinds of accidents, car-structure accidents, very often. Still, these incidents do happen. When they do, it is critical for you to contact an experienced attorney. Not only are you fighting for compensation with the driver of the vehicle, but the property owner is also involved in the case as well. Make sure you have aggressive representation fighting for you.
In 2010, there were nearly 240,000 traffic accidents in the state of Florida. In these accidents, nearly 2,500 people were killed. In addition to the lives that were taken in these accidents, there were nearly 110,000 property-damage only accidents, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). While many may want to point out the slight reduction in the number of accidents from the year before, we think that it’s important to point out that a number of accident categories did in fact experience an increase, including property damage accidents.
Our hearts go out to the expectant mother and her unborn child who were killed in the Fort Lauderdale accident. We urge both visitors and guests to contact an experienced attorney if you have been involved in a traffic accident of any kind.
If you or someone who is close to you has been injured or killed in an accident in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach or elsewhere in the South Florida area, the South Florida personal injury attorneys at Freeman & Mallard can help you understand your rights and are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call today to schedule a free and confidential review of your case, 1-800-529-2368.
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