The Orlando personal injury lawyers at Riley Allen Law are looking into a car accident that happened this week in North Florida, near Jacksonville, between a car and a tour bus.
The accident, which occurred on Interstate 295, resulted in the death of the driver of the car.
Although an investigation is underway that will reveal the full cause of the accident, it appears from police records that the driver who was killed was traveling the wrong way on the interstate.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a charter bus carrying an entire minor-league baseball team was travelling in the northbound lane of Interstate 295 north of Pritchard Tuesday morning at just before 4:30 a.m. when it struck a black Honda Civic that was travelling in the wrong direction in the same lane.
Records show the driver of the bus took tried to avoid the crash by veering onto the grass shoulder, however the two vehicles struck. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released as authorities are trying to contact his family.
Fortunately, no one riding on the bus suffered any injuries. However, all northbound lanes on I-295 were closed for several hours while authorities tended to the accident scene and victims.
In Florida, those who cause the injury, death or property damage of another party through their actions or negligence are liable. Each day, Orlando car accident attorneys help people in Central Florida who have suffered loss.
In this case, the driver of the car, or their estate if they are deceased, could have faced liability for the damages caused by the accident and any injuries, if it is found that they caused the collision. Accident investigators say alcohol and the speed the car was traveling could have been a factor in this crash.
The tour bus involved in the accident was carrying the minor league baseball Fort Myers Twins, who are associated with the Minnesota Twins. They were travelling to Tennessee for a game, and were re-routed with another bus following the crash.
For more information on your rights following an accident or injury in Florida, contact the personal injury team at Riley Allen Law today.