One Person Dies, Two Critically Injured in Early Morning Car Accident on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa
A portion of south Dale Mabry was closed for five hours this morning due to a fatal car accident. According to the Tampa Police Department, the car crash occurred at 2:15 a.m. when a 2005 Nissan Altima went out of control and crashed into a utility pole, killing one person on the car. Officials had to clear the scene and Tampa Electric Company workers had to repair the snapped utility pole and the downed power lines.
The Nissan was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when the driver swerved to avoid the back of another car, according to a witness. The driver lost control and the car slid sideways through the power pole, breaking it in half. The car then flipped several times on Dale Mabry.
A man and a woman were ejected from the car and the man died at the scene. Emergency crews had to extract the third passenger from the car. The two survivors were taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
This car accident should serve as a reminder that passengers need to make sure they do not get into a vehicle driven by a reckless driver. Although the facts of this particular accident aren’t concluded, anyone riding with others at 2:00 am should make sure that the driver is not impaired before they get in their vehicle. Drivers also need to be responsible when passengers are in the vehicle. Your actions can forever change the life of your passenger in the event you cause a car accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident, motorcycle crash, truck accident or other personal injury matter, you should talk to an attorney about your legal rights. The personal injury lawyers at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. have been caring for clients in the Tampa Bay area since 1955.