Port St Lucie, FL (May 21, 2021) – One woman is dead and another has been seriously injured after their involvement in an auto accident that occurred in Port St Lucie on Saturday, May 15. According to reports, the wreck occurred just after 7:00 p.m.
Sources state that Beattie’s Toyota sedan drove over railroad tracks and then collided with another vehicle being driven by Brittany Kohls. Kohls was stopped at a stop sign on Walton Road at the time.
Both vehicles were sent over Indian River Drive and down a 30-foot embankment where they landed in the Indian River Lagoon. A silver Toyota truck was also clipped by one of the vehicles before they went over the embankment.
Several first responders along with witnesses rushed to help rescue the two victims. Beattie lost her life due to the collision and the other woman involved, only identified as a 28-year-old, was transported to an area hospital for treatment. She is still recovering.
Police continue to investigate the details of the incident. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and affected by this fatal accident in Port St Lucie.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Florida Auto Collisions
Being involved in a car accident in Florida is statistically more common than getting into a car accident in most any other state in the US. Florida is known to have a higher rate of car accidents than almost any other state. According to an analysis of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida has been judged the 20th most dangerous state in the US in terms of the probability of dying in a car accident.
I-4, an interstate highway in Florida, according to an Everquote analysis, is the most deadly highway to drive on in America, with 1.41 fatalities per mile. Two of the other ten most fatal highways to drive on are also located in Florida.
Regardless of how the crash occurs, when you have been injured in a car accident in Florida, you need someone who will stand by your side as you go through the recovery process. Many crash victims are simply innocent motorists who were minding their own business when they were involved in a crash with another driver. These motorists should seek legal representation right away in order to ensure that they are fully compensated for their injuries as well as their pain and suffering.
At Piedra Law Injury Attorneys, our personal injury attorneys in Aventura understand what it is like to experience a serious car accident. For many years, we have proudly assisted victims and their families who have suffered due to the negligent actions of another motorist. We will fight for you when your back is against the wall and we will see to it that you receive the compensation that you need and deserve in order to have a more certain future.
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