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Florida Grandfather and 3-Year-Old Grandson Die in Three-Car Collision in Lake City

A 3-year-old boy and his grandfather are dead in the wake of a deadly multi-car accident caused by a drunk driver in Lake City, Florida. Craig Camiel Jr. and his grandfather Henry, 61, died on Saturday when the Honda they were riding in was rear ended by an SUV driven by 18-year-old Aaron Adler. Adler's Honda then crossed the median and was struck by a Chevrolet pickup. The Florida Highway Patrol says that Craig, who wasn’t in a car seat, died at the accident scene. Henry was pronounced dead at the hospital. The three people in the pickup were in critical condition and taken to Shands at the University of Florida. Lake Butler resident George Griffis, the driver of the pickup, was later released. His wife Cathy and mother Katherine, who were also riding the pickup, were still at the hospital on Sunday. Aaron Adler was arrested on two charges of DUI serious bodily injury and two charges of DUI manslaughter. Alcohol-alert.com offers the following 2005 drunk driving statistics for the state of Florida: Out of the 3,541 traffic fatalities that occurred in Florida in 2005, 1,471 of them involved drunk driving. Drunk driving is a punishable offense in Florida. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured because of a drunk driver, you should speak with an experienced Florida car accident lawyer who can help you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party. If someone you love has died in Florida because of a negligent car driver, you are entitled to receive wrongful death compensation. The death of a loved one can leave behind an inconsolable and permanent hole in the lives of the loved ones who are left behind. Losing a mother, father, son, daughter, husband, or wife is life changing and extremely painful. Loss of emotional support, companionship, and financial support may result. There also may be expenses incurred by the death, including funeral and medical costs. Crash kills grandson, grandfather, The Gainesville Sun, December 3, 2007 Florida Drunk Driving Statistics, Alcohol-Alert.com Related Web Resources: Florida Automotive Safety & Statistics, DMV.org In Florida, the personal injury law firm of The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. can take prompt legal action to preserve and investigate the evidence related to your wrongful death case. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys can help you obtain the compensation that you are entitled to receive for your loss. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. today and ask for your free consultation with one of our Florida wrongful death attorneys.

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