The family of a woman believed to have been killed in a horrific car accident faces an agonizing wait for confirmation of the victim’s identity.
Tests will have to be conducted before police can be certain that the registered owner of the Toyota Prado, that crashed and burned in Fort Pierce, was in the vehicle at the time.
Fort Pierce residents described being awoken by a huge bang before looking outside to see a car engulfed in a fire ball.
Bystanders were unable to assist the driver because of live power lines brought down in the crash.
Police said the four-wheel-drive was traveling Northbound on Fort Pierce Road, when it crossed onto the wrong side of the road and smashed into a pickup truck.
A man that lives nearby said he heard loud revving shortly before the sound of the impact.
“By the time we looked outside the car was already on fire. There was no way anyone could get near the car.” The service road adjacent to the Lake Park Motorway was closed for several hours as the forensic crash unit commenced investigations. The driver of the pickup truck had sustained minor injuries and has been taken to a nearby hospital.
Police are still investigating.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in several serious injuries. We 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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