Two SUVs collided head-on on County Road 210 in St. Johns County last night. The car accident happened on the section of 210 between I-95 and U.S. 1. Although in St. Johns County, the area of this accident is near suburban areas of south Jacksonville.
The driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer crossed the center line and struck a Ford Explorer traveling in the opposite direction. It is unknown why the Trailblazer crossed the center line; however, alcohol is supected in the accident.
The driver of the Explorer died at the scene. The driver of the Trailblazer was airlifted to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, for injuries that are not life threatening.
In situations where a person is killed in an auto accident due to another person’s negligence, the family members have the right to bring a claim for wrongful death. Florida’s Wrongful Death Act allows a surviving spouse, children, and in some cases, parents and other relatives to recover for pain and suffering, or lost support and services, or both, from the negligent driver. The act also allows the estate of the person who died to recover for funeral expenses, medical bills and for the loss of savings the person would have accumulated over his or her lifetime.
If you have any questions regarding a car accident or Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, please feel free to contact our Jacksonville car accident lawyers. Consultations are always free.