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Auto accident leads to 4 deaths, 4 injuries

A fatal crash recently led to four deaths in Florida. Meanwhile, four other individuals suffered injuries in the wreck. Three automobiles total were involved in the devastating auto accident.

The accident occurred on a Saturday night along South Federal Highway. According to authorities, a pickup truck was speeding along the highway and then encountered traffic. At that point, the driver reportedly attempted to avoid running into other motor vehicles. However, the truck allegedly swerved into a turn lane and struck a minivan from behind.

At the time of the accident, the minivan had come to a halt as it was preparing to make a turn onto an avenue. The four individuals in the van died in the crash. Police ended up detaining the 21-year-old male pickup truck driver pending the completion of their homicide investigation.

The surviving loved ones of the four people who died in the Florida auto accident may choose to file wrongful death claims against the pickup driver who reportedly caused the crash. Likewise, those injured in the collision may opt to file personal injury claims against him, seeking damages. Competent proof of negligence -- such as speeding -- is necessary to establish liability before the civil court hearing the case.

A case that is fought successfully may lead to a monetary award that might help with addressing burial expenses, hospital expenses and other monetary losses resulting from the auto accident. Financial damages cannot bring back the deceased accident victims or undo the events leading to the other victims' injuries. However, monetary compensation may help the affected parties to more easily move forward from such a tragic ordeal in Florida.

Source: cbslocal.com, "4 Dead, 4 Injured In Florida Multi-Car Crash", April 29, 2018

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