21-Year-Old Man Killed by Car While Checking on Accident Victims
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Man Killed by Car While Checking on Accident Victims

21-Year-Old Man
Killed by Car While Checking on Accident Victims

By: Jason Neufeld
Posted in: Miami Car Accident

Kyle Harrison, a 21-year-old man, was one of those involved in a three-car accident in Pensacola on April 25, and was struck by another driver when he exited his vehicle to check on the motorists and passengers in the other two vehicles. Harrison, along with pedestrian Dannah McCormick, were hit by an 80-year-old motorist, who did not see the two standing in the road. Ms. McCormick died from her injuries at the scene, but Harrison was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Tragically, Mr. Harrison lost his fight for his life on April 30, as confirmed in a statement released by Florida Highway Patrol.

According to reports, one driver and three minor passengers involved in the initial crash were treated for minor injuries.

What to Do When You Have Been Involved in an Miami Car Accident

As the tragic tale of Kyle Harrison and Dannah McCormick illustrates, trying to behave like a responsible citizen and checking on the other victims of a car accident can result in more catastrophic injuries than the accident itself. Indeed, our Miami car accident attorney is keen to stress that you should only check on the occupants of other vehicles when it is safe to do so.

If you are involved in a car accident in Miami, or elsewhere in Florida, following these steps will help to ensure any lawsuit you file can proceed as smoothly as possible:

  • Check that you, your passengers, and the occupants of any other vehicles involved are safe. Of course, you should only approach the other vehicles if you believe it is safe to do so.
  • Call 911 if anyone has sustained an injury of any level of severity.
  • Under Florida law, the police must be informed of any car accident involving more than $500 of property damage, or where a person has been seriously injured or killed. Even where this is not the case, it can be a good idea to get a police report for use as evidence in your claim.
  • Take down information including the names, addresses, license plate numbers, insurance details and other relevant information relating to the other drivers involved in the collision. Passengers’ details should also be noted where possible.
  • Take photos of your injuries, damage to the vehicles involved, and the scene of the car accident, if you can do so.
  • Never apologize or attempt to explain, as this could be considered an admission of guilt.
  • Never leave the scene of the car accident until the police have told you to do so. Leaving before this point could see you charged with hit and run, depending on the circumstances.

You should also always seek medical attention for any injuries, even when you are reasonably confident they are minor. Last, but definitely not least, contact an experienced, respected Miami car accident attorney to secure expert legal representation.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with an Miami Car Accident Attorney Today

If you have been involved in a car accident in Miami or elsewhere in Florida, you could benefit from the legal representation of an outstanding attorney. To discuss your case with an expert lawyer, and find out how we could help you, call us today on 305.931.6666.