Ft. Lauderdale Car Crash on I-95 Leaves Couple that was Ejected from Vehicle in Serious Condition
A man and a woman suffered serious injuries after they were thrown from their auto in a Fort Lauderdale traffic accident on Interstate 95 near Sunrise on Monday. According to police, Donald Williams, 21, lost control of the Ford Explorer, resulting in the vehicle striking a guardrail and crossing the north bound lanes as Williams and Jessica Lynn Welch, 20, were ejected from the SUV. The driverless vehicle then struck a Hyundai Electra, driven by Hollywood, Florida resident Steven A. Pico, who did not sustain any injuries. Meantime, a Ford Crown Victoria hit Welch, who ended up pinned under the auto. Police are investigating the Fort Lauderdale car accident. Ejections from Motor Vehicles Getting thrown from a car can result in serious injuries, such as severed limbs, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, disfigurement, broken bones, crush injuries, and death. A vehicle occupant who has been ejected from a car can get hurt not just upon landing—whether on the road, into a guardrail, against a concrete barrier, or onto another vehicle—but he/she is also at risk of getting struck by oncoming traffic. In some cases, the party responsible for the ejection is the manufacturer of an unsafe vehicle or a seat belt that malfunctioned. In many cases, driver negligence plays a significant role. The negligent driver may be the one operating the vehicle the victim was riding in or another motorist. Sometimes, a vehicle ejection can happen because a road was poorly designed or a traffic light malfunctioned. Although Florida’s Personal Injury Protection provides some coverage, this may not be enough to cover medical costs, recovery bills, funeral/cremation expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Couple ejected from car on I-95 in serious condition, WSVN, March 8, 2011 Woman pinned under car after SUV crash on I-95 near Sunrise, Sun-Sentinel, March 7, 2011 Related Web Resources: What is "Personal Injury Protection" (PIP) insurance?, Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Car Accidents, Nolo More Blog Posts: Woman Struck by Van Dies in Lauderhill Pedestrian Accident, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, August 11, 2010 Family of Naples Woman Files Collier County Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against School Teacher Over Fatal Florida Truck Accident, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, June 17, 2010 Retired Major League Baseball Player Jim Leyritz Settles Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Lawsuit with Family of Woman Killed in Broward County Car Accident, Florida Injury Attorney Blog, May 26, 2010 Our Ft. Lauderdale car crash law firm can help you explore your legal options.