Woman, Infant Injured in Putnam County Rollover Accident
A tragic car accident in Putnam County on Tuesday night, April 19, has left a young woman and infant seriously injured. Channel 4 reports the two were traveling on Bardin Road about a mile north of State Road 100 when their 1999 Ford Escort drifted off the road and into a culvert. The vehicle then went airborne and hit some branches and a tree before landing on its roof. Witnesses had to put out a small fire. The 22-year-old driver was critically injured as was the baby. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that fortunately the woman was wearing a seat belt and the infant was in a car seat. First responders had to cut the two out of the vehicle and took them to Shands Medical Center in Gainesville where they are recovering. The FHP will try to determine what caused the driver to drift off the road in the first place.
Most observers and law enforcement will look to distracted driving as a reason someone will drift off the road. Distracted driving can include grabbing for a cell phone or texting, so looking at cell phone records is one easy way to determine whether or not the phone was being used. An experienced Florida accident lawyer would also want to know the condition of the vehicle. Did a tire explode? Did the vehicle experience a failure in steering or breaking? Fortunately the seat belts worked otherwise this story might have a different ending.
If you or a loved one is injured in a car crash in Florida, you may not understand what happened. All you know is that you are injured and have mounting medical bills. The Florida car accident attorneys at Farah & Farah understand there may be circumstances that put the fault for the accident out of your control. Call us at 1-800-533-3555 so our investigators can begin to look into the factors behind your accident.