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3-car wreck in Florida leaves 1 dead

A three-car wreck on State Road 70 recently took one life. The man who was killed was 47 years old, and he was a chiropractor from Lakewood Ranch.

The crash happened on Monday, Jan. 16. It appears that the man was heading west on SR70, near the intersection with Braden Run. His Honda CRV was in the middle lane when a car slammed into him from behind. The impact drove his vehicle over the median and into oncoming traffic. There, an eastbound car hit him as well.

He did have his seat belt on, but it was not enough to save his life.

The driver who hit him is 53 years old, police say. He is from Myakka City. He was following the chiropractor in the CRV, coming up to the intersection, and did not adjust his speed when traffic slowed. He was also seriously injured in the crash, and he was taken by emergency crews to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

Despite the fact that it was just five in the afternoon on a Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol said that alcohol was involved and charges are pending.

Accidents like this are some of the most frightening for commuters because there's not a lot that a driver can do to avoid a rear-end crash, especially when stuck in traffic at an intersection. Though following all traffic laws and practicing defensive driving can reduce the odds of a crash, they can't prevent all accidents.

When a loved one is tragically killed in a wreck, family members may still be able to seek compensation. This may take into account lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs and much more.

Source: My Sun Coast, "Lakewood Ranch chiropractor dies in 3-car accident on SR70 when hit from behind," accessed Jan. 20, 2017

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