Two well-known athletes were struck by a pickup truck while traveling to Eckerd College on Thursday at 8 p.m. The two teens involved in the fatal motor vehicle crash were Rachel Price, 18, and Jamaree Cook, 19. After receiving an invitation from the World Cup to play, Rachel was excited to share the news with her mother.
The two teens were traveling in a 2003 Hyundai heading west on U.S. 192 just east of St. Cloud. Then, a 2002 Ford pickup truck cut in front of the Hyundai as they attempted to travel north on Old Melbourne Highway. Once the Hyundai was struck, it then hit a 2007 Ford SUV that was at a stop at the intersection.
The driver of the pickup truck was arrested at the scene of the accident and police authorities stated that alcohol was smelled on the driver. Price and Cook were both killed as the Hyundai caught on fire. Most auto accidents are caused by careless or negligent driving. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or truck accident, you need the financial resources to take care of your family. There is no reason to suffer with debilitating injuries that resulted from another persons carelessness.
The accident attorneys of Gordon & Doner can provide the honest legal guidance that you need after a crash. With more than 20 years of experience in handling personal injury cases throughout South Florida, we genuinely understand the hardships that can be created by a crash injury. By utilizing our extensive network of professional resources, we can help determine who is liable for damages and how best to proceed with your case.