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.
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:
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.
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.