An early morning collision on February 5 involving three vehicles, one a County Sheriff’s patrol car, resulted in six people being treated at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Health Medical Center.
Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Serphos was in the midst of transporting 34-year-old Yoed Rivera-Hernandez to jail when his patrol car was struck by 25-year-old Bryan Espinosa, a Plantation resident who also had three passengers in his black Dodge Charger at the time of the 3:35 a.m. accident.
According to the crash report, Espinosa was attempting to run a red light at the intersection of South Andrews Avenue and Second Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale when the accident took place. After striking Serphos’ vehicle, Espinosa then hit a silver Mazda 6 driven by a 27-year-old Miami resident, Bryce Powers.
Powers and his passenger, 27-year-old Miami resident Alex Solozabal, received treatment at the scene, with the intersection closed for hours during the investigation.
Meanwhile, Serphos and Rivera-Hernandez were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Espinosa was treated for minor injuries along with his three passengers: 24-year-old Jeffrey Martinez, who resides in Plantation, and a pair of Fort Lauderdale residents, 24-year-old Daisy Chaverri and 23-year-old Sasha Franco.
The auto accident injury lawyers at Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. see cases such as these all the time. Irresponsible drivers who put the lives of others at risk are responsible for many of the estimated three million or more injuries from auto accidents every year.
Roughly two-thirds of injuries suffered in this fashion are permanent, while more 40,000 individuals lose their lives in auto accidents each year.
Having the auto accident injury lawyers at Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. by your side during this period can be extremely helpful. That’s because we know how to work through the red tape of dealing with insurance companies, who can be very reluctant to pay on a claim that you make.
In some instances, the possibility of dealing with an uninsured driver exists. Other cases may be related to a defect or default in the car at fault. In the latter situation, the manufacturer of a vehicle may be guilty of not making consumers aware of possible defects that might have existed.
Regardless of the circumstances, if you or someone you know has been the victim of another driver’s neglect or irresponsible behavior, contact the auto accident injury lawyers at Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A.