Palm Harbor, FL (April 5, 2021) – Two drivers were injured after a vehicle collision in the town of Palm Harbor on Friday, April 2.
Local reports revealed that the accident took place at the crossing of US-19 and Alderman Road. The driver of a pickup truck was reportedly traveling southbound on the highway he veered onto the shoulder. The 58-year-old Clearwater man overcorrected and entered the northbound lanes of traffic.
The truck was hit by a northbound minivan, causing it to overturn. The crash resulted in the minivan crashing into another car, which was then struck by an oncoming sport-utility vehicle. The driver of the pickup was hospitalized for the treatment of serious injuries. The New York woman driving the minivan was also injured.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Sideswipe Crashes in Florida
Sideswipes are common collisions that often occur when vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed, meaning that they can result in life-threatening injuries. These types of crashes can take a driver by complete surprise and can happen in a matter of seconds. It only takes a driver about 1.5 seconds to change lanes and crash into an adjacent vehicle. Human error is a factor in nearly 90% of reported traffic accidents nationwide.
Florida auto accidents can leave victims and their families with significant injuries and other financial damages, and these are often enough to completely disrupt a victim’s life. Big cities throughout the state have busy and congested roadways, which set the scene for a serious or life-threatening collision. These severe and fatal accidents can result in significant damages, including the cost of medical bills, lost income from being unable to return to work, or pain and suffering that lingers long after the crash.
The aggressive Florida car crash lawyers at Catania and Catania will help you explore all your legal options after being unfairly injured by a reckless driver. Our legal team has years of combined experience helping crash victims pursue personal injury claims, and we will make sure you and your case are treated fairly. If you were injured in a Florida car accident, give us a call at (813) 544-7096 to discuss your case today and see how our lawyers can help you recover the full value of your claim.
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