1 Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Tampa
When you’re driving and see vehicles stopped up ahead, what should you do? You should definitely not keep driving without stopping. That can lead to fatal consequences.
Unfortunately, that was what recently happened in Tampa. A man failed to stop, causing a fatal accident. He was killed in the crash, which involved three vehicles.
The accident occurred on the morning of January 2 on Nebraska Avenue, near Bearss Avenue. A 54-year-old man from Land O’ Lakes was driving a van and heading south on Nebraska Avenue.
The driver of the van was in the right turn lane with a pickup truck in front of him. Another driver was stopped in the right lane next to the pickup truck. The driver of the van failed to stop and rear-ended the trailer attached to the pickup truck. The impact of the accident caused the van to overturn and rear-end the adjacent vehicle. The driver of the van died at the accident scene.
Rear-End Accidents Involving Multiple Vehicles
Rear-end accidents often involve just two vehicles, but there are cases in which three or more vehicles can be involved. This is especially true in traffic or poor weather conditions. In some cases, there may be dozens of vehicles involved. These are called chain reaction crashes, or pileups.
In these cases, determining liability can be challenging. However, the principles of fault are the same as for all rear-end crashes. The first car to hit the rear of one of the other vehicles is typically at fault. This is because the rear vehicle is most able to avoid a crash. The vehicle in the rear car can see what’s in front, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, drive at a safe speed, and take evasive action if necessary. Their failure to do one of these things is usually why the accident happens.
For example, let’s say a lead vehicle and two other vehicles come to a complete stop. But then a fourth vehicle approaches them and does not stop in time. It hits the car in front of it and pushes that car into the two other vehicles. In this scenario, the fourth driver would be at fault for the entire accident. This is because the first three cars were able to stop safely without hitting any other vehicles, while the fourth car could not stop in time.
Seek Help for Your Personal Injury Case
It’s important to watch what’s in the road in front of you at all times. Vehicles need to slow down in time to avoid crashes.
Accidents happen. Get the legal help you need from the Dade City & Zephyrhills auto accident attorneys from Madonna Law Group. We have the resources and legal experience to pursue maximum compensation for your damages. To schedule a free consultation, call (800) 557-0411 or fill out the online form.