Woman Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Fort Lauderdale
A rear-end crash can often lead to a chain reaction accident if the vehicles are close enough to each other. These crashes can involve multiple vehicles and result in serious injuries or fatalities.
Sadly, a woman was killed in a recent crash involving three vehicles in Fort Lauderdale. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of November 5 on Sunrise Boulevard in Broward County
A Broward County Transit bus and a Chevy Malibu were stopped at a red light on Sunrise Boulevard. The driver of a Dodge Journey was traveling down the same road when she rear-ended the bus. The impact of the crash caused the bus to rear-end the Malibu.
Firefighters and police responded to the accident scene. The driver of the Dodge, a 70-year-old woman, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where she later died. It is unknown if there were any other injuries or if there were any passengers on the bus at the time of the crash.
How Do Rear-End Accidents Happen?
Rear-end accidents happen at high frequency. They occur when a vehicle is hit from behind by the vehicle in back of it. They are the most common type of crash.
Rear-end crashes happen in several ways:
- The driver was speeding when they crashed into a vehicle that was completely stopped.
- The rear driver was traveling faster than the driver in front and both vehicles collided while in motion.
- The rear driver slowly rolled forward and collided with the vehicle in front.
The first two situations are the most serious. High speeds can cause significant vehicle damage as well as injuries. A severe impact can cause a vehicle to roll over or go off the road.
So why do these crashes happen? The most common causes of rear-end accidents include:
- Distracted driving. Being distracted while behind the wheel can be dangerous and even deadly. A driver who is distracted will not see the vehicle slowing down or stopped in front of them, causing a serious crash.
- Aggressive driving. Tailgating, speeding, and cutting off other drivers can cause rear-end crashes.
- Drunk driving. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can make it harder for a person to drive safely, affecting judgment and reaction times. A drunk driver cannot properly judge distance or speed.
- Road conditions. Wet and icy roads can make it harder to slow down in time, causing rear-end accidents.
- A person who is overly tired should not be behind the wheel. Fatigue can cause a lack of judgment and reduced driving skills.
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When multiple vehicles are involved in a crash, injuries and fatalities are more likely to occur. Get the compensation you need for all your injuries.
The Gainesville car accident attorneys at Meldon Law can assist you after a serious car crash. If your insurance company won’t help you, we can. Schedule a consultation by calling (800) 373-8000 or filling out the online form. We have four offices to serve you: Gainesville, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, and Lake City.