Sarasota Police announced a deadly single car accident on University Parkway near DeSoto road and Old Bradenton Road.
The report states that at roughly 2:30 a.m. four people were westbound at high-speed in a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. As the full-sized sedan neared the Sarasota-Bradenton air port, the driver lost control.
The sedan drove off the road and impacted with multiple trees, to force of the impact threw one passenger, Thomas Bentley from the vehicle.
The driver, twenty one year-old Wesley McCurley of Sarasota and two other passengers, twenty one year old Michael Duffy of Sarasota, and twenty one year old Dane Custer of Bradenton were killed in the crash.
Police have said that while excessive speed appeared to be a factor they are still investigating the cause of accident.
Florida Highway patrol Troopers investigating the 50-Car Pile-up that took place on I-75 on the University Parkway overpass at Sarasota have stated that many of the crashes were the result of excessive speed and careless driving for the conditions.
In addition to riving too fast, officers with the FHP also said many of the cars were following much too closely to be at safe distance, and in some cases other drivers were not even paying attention to what was going on in front of them. All of this contributed to drivers not being able to stop in time to avoid colliding with the cars in front.
As a result charges are pending for many of the drivers involved in the 50 car crash of Friday.
A trooped spelled out that following another vehicle too closely is considered careless driving or failing to use due care under Florida law. As such our law firm is expecting many situations were many were injured by other negligence as well as a large dust-up between the insurance companies who have insured drivers and passengers involved in the 50-car crash.
FHP officials expect a formal and detailed report out sometime next week once they have completed detailed investigations for each party involved in the accident.
If you or a loved one was unfortunately caught up in this terrible accident contact the Lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh for a free review. The insurance companies can argue about fault and liability and compensation for months and in some cases years. Don’t be left behind when you are in need.
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