A Seffner, Florida man recently passed away from injuries sustained in a Wesley Chapel collision in June.
The 41-year-old man’s car collided with another vehicle on June 30 on Interstate 75.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving north on the outside lane when his car was struck from behind by an SUV driven by a 22-year-old Dade City man.
The collision caused the man’s car to spin onto the shoulder of the highway. The SUV came to rest in the median.
The occupants inside the SUV were wearing seat belts and were not harmed.
The deceased was not wearing a seat belt, according to FHP.
The crash investigation is pending.
With more than 2.5 million rear-end collisions occurring every year, rear-end crashes are the most common type of car accidents in the United States, according to the National Safety Council. Rear-end motor vehicle accidents can cause serious and debilitating injuries whether the force of impact is slight or severe. Generally, the larger the vehicle that causes the rear-end crash, and the faster the car is traveling, the more likely that the victims of the wreck will suffer severe injuries. Soft tissue injuries, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries and even death can result from rear-end accidents.
Should a victim survive a rear-end collision, it can take months of medical treatment and rehabilitation to fully recover from the accident. Many of the injuries sustained after a rear-end crash are extremely painful and require around the clock medical care. Other rear-end collision injuries may seem less severe at first, but the symptoms can intensify over time. Victims of rear-end accidents may pursue compensation for injuries and damages from the at-fault driver. When someone is killed in a rear-end collision, the family of the victim may seek compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death suit.
In most cases, rear-end crashes happen because a careless driver was not paying attention to the road ahead. Despite what form of negligence caused you or your loved ones accident, the Pasco County Auto Accident Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can put together a convincing case to prove liability. We will fight tirelessly to make sure that the negligent driver is held accountable for their actions.
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, or if you have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of a rear-end crash, in Wesley Chapel, contact the Pasco County Auto Accident Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call 727-847-2299.