There are times in our lives when we must rely on the kindness of others when things go wrong. This is especially true when it comes to driving, as many unexpected events can lead to a car accident. Some accidents are minor, resulting in property damage but no serious injuries. However, other accidents can be severe, resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities. In any case, when other drivers in Florida come to the aid of car accident victims, they should not be harmed themselves in the process. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
Recently, a good Samaritan simply trying to assist victims of a car accident on Interstate 95 ended up losing his life in the process. A red vehicle was heading due north on I-95 in Volusia County when the motorist attempted to change lanes and struck an SUV from behind. The SUV then struck a guardrail and flipped over. The driver of the red vehicle kept driving.
A semi-truck heading due south, pulled his vehicle over to the side of the road to assist the family in the SUV. However, another vehicle heading due north on I-95 struck the semi-truck driver. The semi-truck driver died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the vehicle that struck the semi-truck driver, along with three other passengers in his vehicle were also injured in the crash, but their injuries were minor.
Unfortunately, the semi-truck driver in this case was killed, simply trying to do a good deed. It is important for all motorists to be aware of accidents in their vicinity and give those pulled over to the side of the road as much space as possible to avoid hitting someone. However, should a person be hit by a car and either suffer injuries or lose their life in the process, that person or their family may want to explore their legal options.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, “Good Samaritan helping crash victims dies on I-95,” David Harris, July 11, 2017