Multi-vehicle accidents can happen as quickly as car accidents that involve only two vehicles. Although a multi-vehicle accident can happen in a small amount of time, the impact of the accident is increased by the amount of vehicles involved in the accident. A five-car accident recently occurred on a Florida roadway which took the lives of two people.
The Florida car accident began when a 16-year-old teenage driver lost control of his vehicle. The teenage driver was traveling in the eastbound lane of the Florida roadway when he lost control and traveled over the median into the westbound lane of the roadway. When the teenager crossed over the grassy median into coming traffic, his car collided with a second vehicle. The head-on collision between the teenager's car and the second vehicle caused the teenager's car to rotate and collide with a third and fourth car. The fifth car was involved in the accident when it was hit by the vehicle wreckage from the previous accidents.
The car accident is currently under investigation. It was reported that the teenage driver and a passenger in the second vehicle died as a result of the accident. No further report was released regarding the health status of the other drivers and passengers involved in the multi-vehicle accident.
These chain-reaction collisions are nearly impossible to avoid. A car flips on one side of the road, another swerves, another loses control when they drive across the debris; all of this occurs in a matter of seconds and the complexity of these cases requires the assistance of an experienced attorney who will place your interests first.
Source: wtsp, "Fatal 5-car accident closes SR-54 in Pasco," Stefanie Fogel, June 23, 2012