Florida motorists may have heard that five people were killed in a car accident after a semi truck collided with two vehicles on May 19. Officials reported that crash took place on Interstate 16 near the junction with Interstate 95 in Savannah, Georgia. Seven vehicles were ultimately involved in the incident.
As some Florida residents may have heard, an accident in Georgia on May 11 injured former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young and another individual when a concrete mixer truck fell over and struck two motor vehicles. The driver of the cement truck was cited in the accident.
In Florida, as well as around the country, a situation could occur that may lead to wrongful death civil suit. A criminal trial conviction carries with it a higher burden of proof than does a civil suit. While it may be harder to prove a suspect is guilty of a crime in a criminal case, a civil suit doesn't require as much certainty to result in a verdict of guilty. In a civil suit, monetary damages could be awarded to the family members.
A 57-year-old Panama City Beach man died when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle on State Road 390 on April 30. The accident occurred at approximately 8:40 a.m. west of Ruth Hentz Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.