A chain-reaction accident on Interstate 295 left one person dead. Police say that one driver fled the scene of the accident. However, it was not clear whether that driver was responsible for causing the accident.
The victim of the accident was driving on the interstate when he was rear-ended. Unfortunately, the initial impact smashed the victim’s car into the car in front of him, starting the chain reaction. Police say that the victim was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Ultimately, seven vehicles were involved in the crash. No other motorists were physically injured.
This tragic accident serves as an important reminder to all motorists in the St. Augustine area that traffic can come to a standstill with little warning. When a driver does not notice these sudden changes, they can easily rear-end the vehicle in front of them.
As this story shows, these accidents are not always just minor fender-benders; people can get seriously hurt and even die because of them. It is, therefore, critically important for drivers on the highways to leave plenty of distance between their vehicle and the car they are following, to drive at a reasonable speed suitable for the conditions, and, perhaps most importantly, to pay attention to the interstate.
Should drivers fail to do so, they may leave a family without a loved one or a victim spending the rest of their life recovering from the accident. Should this happen, the victims have every right to pursue compensation for their losses.