Boy, Five Killed In Deadly I-95 Crash
It is estimated that three out of 10 people will be involved in a serious car accident in their lifetime. Unfortunately, many of these people will not survive the car accident. A five-year old boy named Mario Cardoza Hernandez was killed in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale that occurred on March 13, 2014. His infant sister, Hasmine Cordoza, was seriously injured in the accident and is now in critical condition.
The accident occurred when the vehicle was hit from behind and overturned. It occurred on I-95. Mario and his sister were transported to the Broward Health Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 8:15 P.M., which was about 40 minutes after the accident occurred.
Mario Hernandez, Sr., the 39 year-old father and driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries in the accident. Maritza Elizabeth, who is 31 years-old, was another passenger involved in the accident. She also suffered minor injuries.
Christopher Edwin Lozano, who is 16 years-old, struck the family’s vehicle. He was driving a 2002 Honda. When Christopher struck Mario’s vehicle, it spun clockwise and then overturned. Sgt. Mark Wysocky stated that the actual cause of the accident is still being determined. He also stated the use of seat belts is also being investigated.
Mario Hernandez, Jr. is just one of 110 people who are killed every day in a car accident in the United States. Even though the cause of the accident that claimed young Mario’s life is yet to be determined, it is very possible that his family could get compensation if they hire a Fort Lauderdale Auto Injury lawyer. In many cases car accidents can be prevented by taking simple precautions.
For example, staying focused while driving can help prevent accidents. However, many people allow themselves to get distracted while they are driving by talking on cell phones, eating and sending text messages. Reckless driving, aggressive driving and drunk driving are some of the other top causes of car accidents. Furthermore, poor road construction and defective vehicles can contribute to accidents.
If you or one of your loved has been injured in a car accident, then you should consider contacting a Ft Lauderdale Auto Injury lawyer. A Fort Lauderdale Auto Injury lawyer will review your case and help determine whether you can get compensation. A qualified attorney will work hard to try to get your case resolved as quickly as possible.