On Jan. 17, a Volkswagen sedan traveling north in the southbound lane of the Don Shula Expressway collided with a Jeep and a police car. An officer witnessed the driver going the wrong way near 152nd Street and tried to catch up with the vehicle, but the officer was unable to intervene before the crash took place. Authorities say that the driver of the sedan was a man and that the officer injured in the crash was a woman.
Two people in the Jeep were taken to the hospital for treatment, and the officer injured in the crash was also taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities said that the man driving the Volkswagen passed away at the scene. The accident forced police to close a section of the highway for several hours, and traffic was backed up for several miles near the scene of the crash.
Individuals who are hurt in a car accident may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages related to the crash. This may be true even if the person who caused the crash was killed in the wreck. Generally speaking, someone who travels in the wrong direction when a collision occurs is considered negligent for allowing it to happen. However, it may still be a good idea to hire an attorney to assist with a personal injury case.
An attorney may be able to help a person show that he or she experienced back, neck or other injuries because of a negligent driver. In some cases, it may be possible to obtain a favorable outcome in a case without the need for a trial. However, an attorney may file a lawsuit in an effort to preserve an injured victim’s rights in the event that settlement talks aren’t helpful.