January 11, 2023
In Martin County on Saturday January 21, 2023, several people were hospitalized after a Tesla ran a red light and struck a Volkswagen in the area of north Stuart. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred on Northeast Savannah Road and Northeast Dixie Highway around midnight. Four out of the five passengers were found on the road when an ambulance and emergency personnel arrived at the location. They were initially thought to have been forcefully ejected from the vehicle, but is unclear how many may have crawled out after the crash.
The engine of the Volkswagen was found around 50 yards away from the vehicle. The driver of the Tesla, a 26 year old of Vero Beach, was given a citation for running a red light, not wearing a seatbelt, and careless driving. The ages and residence of the others involved are not currently available. Injuries appeared to be serious, but hopefully not life-threatening, for all five passengers. How fast the Tesla driver was traveling was a factor in the crash.
This incident comes only about a week after a fatal collision with three tractor-trailers, which happened near Palm City exit at the Florida Turnpike southbound. The crash had closed the turnpike for hours. And before that, another fatal crash involving a Tesla and Chrysler minivan collided, causing a shutdown on U.S. 1 north, near the Roosevelt Bridge.
At Tuttle Larsen, P.A., a Melbourne, FL car accident lawyer has seen the way that victims of crashes, and their surviving family members, can suffer because of another’s recklessness on the roadway. In most cases, car accidents happen because one or more drivers was being careless. In incidents where someone is at-fault, the victim or their surviving family can come forward with a case against the driver responsible. In this way, the victim or their family can get the support they need during a truly difficult time.
When you are hurting, the last thing you want to deal with is another problem to resolve, which is where our assistance comes in. We advocate for the attention and compensation that our clients deserve for the hardships they faced due to another’s fault. You can rely on our experience and reliable guidance to pull you through. Victims of car accidents may be entitled to repayment for damages and losses such as vehicle repairs or replacement, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and more.
Such as in the examples above, it points to one driver who may have been violating the rules of the road which ultimately left others with serious injury or a loss of life. Most of us drive cars to get where we need to be, whether that is to work, the grocery store, errands, drop our kids off at school, or visit loved ones. Vehicles allow us to travel faster than if we didn’t have them. But unfortunately, part of the risk of driving or being the passenger in a car is that a collision can unfold within a split second.