A driver fell asleep at the wheel of his car, veering off the side of the road and rolling his vehicle, before colliding with another vehicle leaving 5 people injured.
He hit his head and was thrown from the car, leaving him with extensive injuries and later fighting for life in a comatose state.
He suffered broken ribs, internal punctures, spinal injuries and serious damage to his brain. He’s now receiving ongoing treatment at a hospital in Hobe Sound, Martin County.
The passengers and the driver in the other car, were also taken to a nearby hospital, three are in critical condition, while two sustained non-life threatening injuries according to FHP.
“When we were told we were petrified not knowing whether he was alive or dead,” the 22-year old mans fiancée said.
“We didn’t know what was happening, we just knew he’d been in an accident.
“Once he got to the hospital, the doctors didn’t have much hope for him, they didn’t think he would make it beyond the two-week mark but he has and he’s improved, so we’re hopeful.”
According to reports, the 22-year-old was in the prime of his life, having just proposed to his girlfriend and moving to Indian River County to start their lives together.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two-car accident involving a 22-year-old driver, which ultimately, resulted in injuries to five people. We wish the victims a quick 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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