A young woman in a Honda Civic was killed after driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 and crashing into two trucks, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The collision happened just east of the I-95 intersection in western Broward County and sent three survivors to hospitals.
Flavia Pinto, 23, a college student and restaurant worker from Pembroke Pines who was driving the Honda, died at the scene. It appears at this moment that the Honda was traveling the wrong way, said a Florida Highway Patrol Lt. “The Honda was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes and the Toyota pickup truck and the Nissan Frontier were traveling northbound.”
FHP did not say where the Honda entered the highway or how it ended up driving against traffic. Pinto rescued animals, and a dog she recently adopted also died in the crash, her family said.
“She was a South Florida girl who loves the sun, loves vacation,” said her 20-year old brother. “She was always the type to light up the room. She was very loved by everyone she met.” Pinto’s distraught mother said, “her daughter was goal oriented, she loved life. She was the life of the party. So good-hearted.”
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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