1 Killed, 2 Injured In Fiery Crash In Dania Beach
When people think of car accidents, they often imagine crashes involving multiple vehicles. However, in some areas, solo-vehicle crashes account for most accidents. In a recent crash, it even led to fatality.
A solo-vehicle crash in Dania Beach in Broward County killed one person and injured two others. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of August 16 on Griffin Road. A Jaguar SUV suddenly slammed into a concrete light pole. It then caught fire.
Three people were trapped inside. After a minute or so, a Good Samaritan stopped to help. He tried to break a window with a stepladder, but it didn’t work. Another man, an employee from a nearby business called USA Air Conditioning Services, stopped to help. He used a fire extinguisher to try to put out the flames. He also grabbed the ladder and broke the rear window.
The Good Samaritans were able to drag out the two passengers—a 20-year-old woman and a 6-year-old girl. The driver, an unidentified man, could not be rescued and died inside the Jaguar.
The two passengers were hospitalized with broken bones and severe burns. The nearby roads had to be shut down for several hours.
Two parked cars were also damaged by the vehicle fire. It is unknown how the crash occurred and what caused the man to lose control. The accident is still under investigation.
What Causes Single-Vehicle Accidents?
It is unknown what exactly caused this crash, but solo-vehicle accidents are usually caused by the following factors:
- Younger drivers have less driving experience and are more likely to be involved in a solo-vehicle crash.
- Alcohol use is another factor. Alcohol consumption affects judgment and makes it easier for drivers to get into an accident—with or without other vehicles.
- Poor weather conditions. Rain, snow, and ice can make roads wet and slippery. This can cause a vehicle to lose control and go off the road and hit a pole, tree, building, or other object. In these cases, another vehicle is not necessarily involved.
- Excessive tiredness is another issue that can cause a driver to lose control. A person who is tired may actually fall asleep behind the wheel. This can cause them to hit another vehicle in the adjacent lane, they may also go off the road and crash into a ditch or hit a tree or other object.
- Vehicles that speed are more likely to crash at certain areas, such as around curves or near embankments. In these situations, other vehicles may not be involved.
Seek Help for Your Car Accident Case
Car accidents can happen in a blink of an eye. Even the most experienced driver can get in a crash, so it helps to be prepared and know what to do to stay safe and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Let the Dade City & Zephyrhills car accident attorneys at Mander Law Group help you with physical and financial recovery. We can assess your case and guide you through the process. Call (800) 557-0411 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation.