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Locals Question the Safety of Miami Lakes Intersection After Recent Accident Claims Lives of Three

Recently, three people were killed in an early morning car accident in Miami Lakes.  Investigators report that a red Nissan Altima was driving west on Miami Lakes Drive when the driver suddenly lost control at the intersection with North Miami Lakeway Road and slammed into a wall.  The car wound up wrapped around a light pole.  The accident occurred at about 1:20 a.m.

There were three people in the Altima, two women in their 30s and a man in his 40s.  All three occupants were killed on impact. The vehicle was damaged so badly that it was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office with the three bodies inside.

A nearby resident reports that during his 20 years living in the area, he has seen several crashes.  The mornings, he feels, are the most dangerous.  Investigators report that the driver of the vehicle was a single mother to a ten year old boy and studying to be a medical billing specialist.  It is believed speed was a factor in the crash and the potential role of drugs or alcohol is being investigated.

Miami Lakes Drive is a busy stretch of road.  During the police investigation, one vehicle drove past the speed limit sign, the police cruiser, and straight through the police tape.  A field sobriety test was administrated and the suspect was arrested for a possible DUI.

That same morning, officers responded to another speed related accident, this one occurring at Lejeune Road and Northwest 36th Street.  The driver was headed east when he lost control and crashed into a light pole on the median.  He died at the scene of the accident.

Speed is a Top Cause of Car Accidents

            Nearly one third of all car accidents can be attributed to speed.  The faster a car is traveling, the less time drivers have to react to obstacles or roadway hazards.  Speeding causes cars to lose control, swerve, hit cars ahead, and much more.  Some 13,000 lives a year are lost due to speeding.

Speeding is a deliberate behavior and when a speeding driver injuries another, he or she may be held accountable for the damages that ensue.  If you have been injured in a speed related crash, contact a licensed car accident attorney as soon as possible.  Your attorney will start by gathering evidence of the at-fault party’s excessive speed.  This could include photographing skid marks, checking traffic cameras, police reports, witness statements, assessing damages, and taking weather conditions into account.  With this evidence compiled, your attorney should be able to present a strong case for negligence on the part of the speeding driver.  Remember, the at-fault driver’s speed need not always be high to be considered excessive; road and weather conditions require speed adjustments and those who fail to take these conditions into consideration can be held accountable.

Greenberg Stone and Urbano:  Award Winning Automobile Accident Attorneys   

            This recent tragic accident highlights the need for increased automobile safety.  If you have been injured in a car crash, the Miami Automobile Accident Attorneys at Greenberg Stone and Urbano will fight to see that you obtain the recovery you deserve.  For over 130 collective years, our experienced attorneys have assisted accident victims in car accident, personal injury, and wrongful death actions across South Florida.  We seek to obtain compensation for all of your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.  Our dedication to legal excellence has earned us an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and recognition as one of South Florida’s top firms by the Miami Herald.   Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.


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