ARCADIA, FLORIDA (March 2, 2017) – A 67 year old woman was tragically killed in an accident on Thursday afternoon on State Road 31, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 2:00 pm on the southbound side of State Road 31 near County Road 760A. An 83 year old man was driving a Nissan Altima on State Road 31 when he crossed into the path of a semi-truck for an unknown reason, colliding with the front of it. The impact sent the Altima off the road where it landed in a ditch on its roof. The impact also caused the semi truck to spin and strike a Dodge Caravan nearby.
A passenger inside the Altima, 67 year old Gail Amaral, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, 50 year old Roland Smith, and the driver 83 year old Eugene Amaral were all rushed to a local hospital. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.