Since getting around in Florida generally requires driving and being a passenger in a motor vehicle, there is an inherent trust that is placed in other drivers that they will adhere to the rules of the road and behave safely and appropriately when behind the wheel. Today, that is generally considered not driving while distracted, not being under the influence and obeying all traffic laws. However, the basics still apply including stopping at stop signs and red lights and following all rules for safety. If they do not, it can cause an auto accident with injuries and fatalities. Victims must be aware of their rights to seek compensation after such a collision.
A two-vehicle auto accident led to an 18-year-old girl being injured and the driver of the vehicle that hit hers being charged. The accident occurred in the evening at around 7:15 p.m. The female driver who was charged was at a stop sign. The teen driver was heading west. The first driver went into the intersection and crashed into the teen's vehicle. That car spun around and crashed into a pole and then a tree. The first driver had minor injuries. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor. She was charged with failure to yield. The teen was taken to the hospital and was reportedly in serious condition.