Single Vehicle Crash in Putnam County Kills Teen
An 18-year-old died in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon, around 1 p.m., September 11, in Putnam County, according to a report by Jacksonville’s Channel 4. Quoting the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) the channel says the teen, from Pomona Park, was southbound on a dirt road driving his Jeep south of County Road 308B. When the teen lost control of his Jeep on Dumbarton Lane, it hit a tree on the east side of the road which caused the Jeep to rotate counterclockwise. A fire then broke out in the vehicle and the teen was not able to get out. There is no word whether or not he was conscious. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.
A family member says they lost a loving, caring kid. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.
Florida Personal Injury Attorney
It is possible that this accident was entirely preventable. We don’t know if this roadway was open to public traffic, but if it was, roads are supposed to be graded in such a way that the driver is safe and does not fall off the side of the road, even in the rain. There are many questions to be answered about this tragic accident.
At the law firm of Farah & Farah, when we handle a motor vehicle accident case, our investigators will look at how many accidents have occurred on a particular road. If there were many, there may be a problem with the design or maintenance of the roadway. This is especially true in a construction zone where the municipality or construction company may be responsible for leaving a roadway in a less than ideal state.
There are often many causes of an auto accident. Let Farah & Farah’s auto accident attorneys in Florida help you determine what happened, why, and who the negligent party might be.