The Florida Highway Patrol officials suspect alcohol was involved in a car crash that had killed the driver of a SUV and his 25-year-old passenger.
The crash occurred just of Port St. Lucie near the intersection of Lakewood Park Drive and River Park in the St. Lucie County.
Police and the Florida Highway Patrol officials say the driver of the 2003 Ford Explorer was speeding north on Lakewood Park Drive and swerved to avoid a collision with slower-moving vehicles. The Explorer struck a pole on the southwest corner of Fort Pierce and White City.
The impact caused the Explorer to flip onto its passenger side and it struck a Honda Accord waiting for a red light.
St. Lucie County police authorities say the driver of the Honda Accord was not critically injured, but the crash killed the driver of the Explorer and his passenger. The Explorer’s driver was wearing a seatbelt, but his passenger wasn’t.
Police authorities say St. Lucie County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy and the crash remains under investigation.
Police authorities did not release the name of the driver or the passenger killed in the crash. It is determine to find out with had really triggered the crash, as it is still uncertain if the normal alcohol level was exceeded or not.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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