While Fourth of July is a time for celebrating and having fun, it is also a time when the fun can get a little out of hand and injuries are prone to take place.
Early Thursday morning, just following the Fourth of July celebration, there was a crash that took place at approximately 2:30 am involving 2 cars at the intersection of Hillsborough Avenue and N. St. Vincent Street.
Police say that an improper lane change caused this crash where the second car involved in the crash ended up hitting a light pole that made the power go out to several surrounding businesses and residences. This left nearly 1,400 occupants powerless. The first car continued for a block before it crashed into the Sunny South Motel where it went up in flames. The female driver made it out of the car before the flames ignited. The driver stated that she did not know how the crash happened as she was on her way to work.
The passengers in the second car suffered minor injuries and declined to be transported to the hospital. The hotel did not catch on fire and suffered minor damages as well. The hotel was evacuated as a safety precaution. The cause of the crash is still being investigated but the police have no reason to believe that alcohol was a factor in the incident.
Being involved in a car accident can alter your life in multiple ways. Some car accidents affect you more than others causing longer recoveries or even permanent disabilities that can make the rest of your life more difficult. The Ben Law Firm has a team of equipped lawyers that will fight to get you compensated for your injuries. Call and discuss your possible case with a Fort Lauderdale attorney today.