A pregnant Broward County woman was killed in a head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver, who livestreamed the aftermath of the crash.
A 28-year old of Wellington was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to Broward County jail records.
The victim, who was eight months pregnant, was initially expected to survive the crash. The vehicle caught fire with her pinned inside, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. First responders were able to extinguish the blaze and extract the victim from the wreckage.
The 29-year old victim of Broward County and her unborn daughter were transported to a local hospital where they later died. The victim’s husband, told Florida Highway Patrol officials that his wife was kept on a respirator until her organs could be harvested for donation.
Florida Highway Patrol officials have decided to withhold the names of the victim until further notice.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious truck accident involving a pregnant woman, which ultimately, resulted in the death of the victim. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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