Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash on State Road 100

Posted on December 16, 2010

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that an 85-year-old Flagler Beach man died after a two-vehicle crash on State Road 100 that occurred on Tuesday, December 7. The man was driving westbound on S.R. 100 in a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox and reportedly ran through a red light, and he struck an SUV that was turning left to enter northbound Interstate 95. The SUV ended up on its roof, leaving the driver and a 15-year-old passenger with minor injuries. The elderly man was taken by ambulance to Florida Hospital Flagler and later airlifted to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville. He died from his injuries on Friday, December 10.

Florida Red Light Running Prevention
So far, 26 lawsuits have been filed in the state challenging cameras that have been placed at major intersections to discourage drivers from running red lights. The cameras take a picture of the offender and send the vehicle’;s owner a $158 ticket in the mail. Challengers to the cameras say there since law enforcement does not actually witness the traffic offense, therefore, there is no way to challenge the ticket in court. Others that are opposed to the cameras say that a driver who sees a yellow light up ahead may actually try to run the yellow/red light, which makes our roads less safe.

If you or a loved one have involved in an intersection accident in Florida, you may have a claim if the other driver ignored a stop sign or ran a red or yellow light. Call the Florida intersection car crash lawyers at Farah & Farah to explore your legal rights. You may be entitled to receive monetary compensation to cover your medical costs, the cost of rehabilitation, and lost wages.

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