An accident on Interstate 95 left 4 people dead and 2 other people recovering from serious injuries. According to reports, the driver who caused the accident was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The accident happened at the scene of another, minor collision involving a motorcycle and a passenger car. Another driver had pulled over to assist at the scene of the accident.
A short time later, the driver of a van slammed in to the crowd that had gathered at the scene of the first accident, first clipping one of the vehicle’s rear bumpers. The driver also smashed in to the second passenger car that was at the scene, pushing that car in to the motorcycle.
While this accident allegedly involved a drunk driver, it still serves as an important reminder to all motorists in the West Palm Beach area to be on the lookout for accident scenes along the side of the road.
It is important to slow down and pay extra careful attention so as not to hit either victims or emergency workers at the scene of the accident. Really, one should drive in much the same manner as one would in a busy construction zone.
Obviously, a drunk, drugged, tired, or distracted driver can be particularly dangerous when going through the scene of a prior accident and has the potential to turn a minor fender-bender in to a serious or even deadly affair.
Those on the area who happen to have lost loved ones along the side of the road because of the carelessness of another driver may be able to rely on West Palm Beach, Florida, fatal auto accident compensation attorneys for assistance with any legal claims they may have.