A Florida man was killed in an accident on Jan. 17 after driving the wrong way on the Don Shula Expressway in Miami. Around 2 p.m., an officer called in to report a Volkswagen sedan that was going north on the expressway’s southbound lanes. The officer then turned around to try to pursue the vehicle.
However, before the officer could catch up, the Volkswagen sedan hit two other vehicles, a Jeep and another police car. The Volkswagen driver died in the accident. The police officer and two people who were in the Jeep were taken to the hospital although it was not known what their condition was.
It was also unclear where the Volkswagen entered the expressway. There was helicopter footage of the accident that showed the Volkswagen on its side and the police car on the shoulder. Debris on the road following the accident caused it to be shut down for several hours.
When people are injured in this type of accident, they may be due compensation for the losses that they have incurred from the driver who caused it. In a case like this, in which the driver responsible for the accident did not survive it, the driver’s estate might be liable. While an insurance company may pay this compensation, in some cases, it might offer too little in compensation or argue about the cause of the accident or the seriousness of the injuries. An attorney may be able to help an injured person in cases like this and might file a lawsuit if necessary.