Easter Sunday started with a dramatic car accident on I-95 in Broward. Authorities say that a 48-year-old Miami man driving a Toyota Camry rear-ended in a 49-year-old Hallandale Beach man's Nissan Quest. This accident happened around 6:20 a.m. near Hollywood Boulevard.
Rear-end accidents account for roughly a third of all car accidents in South Florida and often result in neck and back injuries. Many insurers try to minimize the whiplash and back injuries typically associated with these accidents and car accident victims often have to consult with personal injury attorneys to obtain the coverage that they deserve.
Unfortunately this particular accident resulted in more serious injuries than whiplash. The Hallandale Beach man exited his vehicle and was standing next to the Miami man's Camry when a third vehicle slammed into the disabled vehicles and the man. The Hallandale Beach man suffered severe personal injuries and was rushed to Hollywood's Memorial Regional Hospital in serious condition.
The third vehicle was a Honda driven by a 28-year-old Boynton Beach Man. The Honda shoved the Camry underneath the Nissan van. Photos of the crash show the van's wheel's right above the driver's seat of the Camry.
Authorities charged the Boynton Beach man with careless driving and the Camry driver with failure to use due care.
Source: Miami Herald, "Easter Sunday crash on I-95 in Hollywood leaves van on top of another," Mar. 8, 2012