Wesley Chapel, FL – A five-car pileup on Interstate 75 sent three people to the hospital Saturday with severe injuries.
Troopers are currently investigating the incident to determine what caused the crash.
A 65-year-old Tampa woman was apparently heading south around 6:30 p.m. when she swerved to avoid hitting a Nissan Altima stopped in the road. She tried to avoid contact with the Altima, but collided with the left side of the car.
A series of collisions shortly followed.
Troopers have not yet determined why the Altima, driven by a 52-year-old Tampa woman, was stopped. As of Sunday, she was listed in serious condition at Florida Hospital Trauma.
A 35-year-old Lakeland woman driving a Dodge Charger was injured in the collision after her car spun, flipped and overturned. She was taken to Tampa General Hospital where she was listed in serious condition. Her 14-year-old passenger was also taken to Tampa General with critical injuries.
All of the other drivers involved in the five-vehicle pileup were not injured.
Multiple vehicles colliding into one another can cause devastating injuries that may affect a victim for the rest of his or her life. Pileup accidents occur frequently on Pasco County highways, and sadly, many cases involve fatalities. These crashes can be extremely complex to litigate due to the fact that fault and liability can be difficult to establish. That is why it is crucial to enlist the help of an injury attorney who can fight for your rights and make sure negligent drivers and their insurance providers are held accountable.
Determining who is to blame for a pileup accident can be a daunting task for investigators. In some situations it can be nearly impossible to figure out who is to blame for the accident, and in other cases, it may be found that multiple parties are at fault. A Pasco County Auto Accident Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can investigate the facts surrounding your accident to make sure you receive just compensation for your injuries.
The sooner you contact a Wesley Chapel Car Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton, the better. Any and all evidence must be gathered right away in order to build the strongest case possible. If you or a loved one was injured in a multi-car pileup in Pasco County, contact us online or call 727-847-2299 for a free consultation. We are dedicated to helping injury victims and their families recover the compensation needed to move forward.