Legal News for Florida Auto Accident Lawyers. Motor vehicle collision involving an SUV and a truck causes one fatality and leaves three others seriously injured.
Florida crash involving an SUV and a truck kills one person, three others seriously injured.
Coral Springs, FL—A motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Interstate 95 involving a 2009 Nissan Murano SUV, and a 2006 Freightliner truck sadly killed the 26-year-old SUV driver and left an 8-month-old baby in critical condition, as reported by the Sun Sentinel.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred around 10:21 p.m. when the SUV driver, Chad Joseph Demarco, allegedly stopped in the center lane and turned on the SUV’s hazard lights. The driver then reportedly proceeded to exit his vehicle and then got back in just as a truck heading northbound slammed into the back of the Nissan. Both Demarco and the baby, Braniah Brown, 8-months-old, were ejected from the vehicle. Also in the SUV were Barbara Ann Ashley, 23 and Keniesha D. Harris, 18.
Demarco was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown, who was in critical condition after sustaining serious car crash injuries, was airlifted by emergency medical services (EMS) to St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach. Ashley and Harris were transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce to be treated for their serious injuries. It was also reported that none of the SUV’s occupants were wearing seat belts.
The driver of the Freightliner truck, Michael J. Holcombe, 44, allegedly lost control of his truck and only came to a stop after hitting a metal guardrail and a construction trailer. The driver only suffered from minor injuries.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida auto accident attorneys