Another person affiliated with a noted heavy metal band has died following a severe accident on Interstate 75 in Florida.
According to reports, the band’s tour manager, died after being unable to recover from the accident, which took place several weeks ago. The woman had suffered significant burns and had also experienced smoke inhalation in connection with the crash. Doctors were not able to save her life despite multiple surgeries.
The band was in a recreational vehicle and on the side of the road while traveling to Saint Petersburg, Florida, for a concert. While alongside the road, a truck came off the road and slammed in to the recreational vehicle. The accident caused several major injuries.
The death of the tour manager is also not the first fatality caused by this accident. Previously, the band’s bass player, who also played in a major orchestra, died as result of the crash. For her part, the tour manager also showed promise as a heavy metal singer.
If anything, this tragic case illustrates the importance of truckers keeping on the road and in control of their vehicles. Although it is not clear why exactly the trucker came off the road, there is a reasonable chance that those injured may be able to pursue compensation for their losses. The families of those who died may be able to file a wrongful death action against the negligent driver.
Of course, the driver of the truck and his or her employer have every incentive to fight this claim. They may deny that they are the ones at fault, for example, if something else may have caused the truck to go off the road. There also may be extensive debates about how much compensation is owed. The victims will therefore likely want to understand their legal remedies fully and be well-informed before accepting any compromises from the company or its insurance carrier.
Source: Tampa Bay Times, “Second person dies following Florida crash that killed Adrenaline Mob bassist,” Jay Cridlin, Aug. 23, 2017.