Deadly Pile-up on I-75

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on Jan 31, 2012 in Auto Accidents


Early Sunday morning 10 people were killed in a deadly car pileup on I-75, just south of Gainesville. Several cars and trucks collided with one another on the dark highway. The pileup caused 18 people to be hospitalized.

Auto accidents caused by another's negligence are tragic, especially when one or several people have been injured. Victims of negligent drivers have legal rights and may be able to recover compensation for medical bills and financial losses with the help of an experienced auto accident attorney in West Palm Beach

Fog and heavy smoke from a brush fire caused I-75 to be closed earlier that day. The highway was reopened after visibility improved. Sometime after the highway reopened the conditions deteriorated. The pileups happened around 3:45 am on Sunday on both sides of I-75. At least 12 cars and six tractor-trailers were involved in the pileup. Some of the vehicles had burst into flames.

When rescue workers arrived on the scene the visibility was so poor that they had to rely on screams and moans to locate victims. The National Transportation Safety Board sent investigators to access the scene and to decide whether they want to join the investigation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and losses. Contact the dedicated attorneys at Gordon & Doner today to discuss your legal options.

 

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