Eight people were injured and three were killed after a car collided with a black bear. There were 13 people and three cars involved in the accident. The accident occurred north of Interstate 75. The woman who hit the bear was not hurt in the accident. Three other people got out of their cars to help the woman and were hit and killed. The identities of the people who were killed in the crash have not been revealed yet.
Four of the people who were injured were airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center, which is located in Fort Lauderdale. Two of the people involved in the accident did not suffer any injuries. The bear was instantly killed when it was hit by the car.
Gary Bitner is a spokesperson for the Seminole Police Department. He stated that there are many bears in the Everglades, but that was the first accident he witnessed that involved a bear. There are approximately 3,000 black bears in Florida.
In 2011, there was another accident in Florida that involved a bear. The bear was hit by a car and crashed into the window. The two people in the car were killed. The bear also died in the accident. Last year in Florida, a woman was chased by a bear. Fortunately, she was saved when a neighbor came and helped her.
In most cases, like the aforementioned story, car accidents are impossible to avoid. However, many car accidents are caused by negligent drivers. For example, many people eat, talk on the phone and text message while they are driving. These are distractions, and an accident can very easily occur if a driver is distracted. Many people also engage in dangerous behaviors while they are driving, such as speeding, drinking while driving or tailgating. Furthermore, an accident may be caused by a defective vehicle.
The good news is people who have been injured in a car accident can contact a Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorney who can look at their case and determine whether they can get compensation.
Loved ones of a person killed in an auto accident can also contact a wrongful death lawyer Fort Laudedale. A wrongful death attorney can help the loved ones of a deceased person get the compensation they deserve.