Motorist Killed in Car Accident Involving High Speed Chase

A motorist was killed in a car accident in St. Petersburg. The car accident occurred as the result of a high speed chase. The St. Petersburg Times reports that a 28-year-old woman, Stacy Lynn Naples, was supposed to be driving her five year old nephew home but stopped in a parking lot near 47th Avenue and 34th Street instead. Sheriff’s deputies said she stopped there for a drug deal. When a deputy walked up to Naples’ car, she sped off and the high speed chase that eventually led to a car accident began. The five year old was in the car during the high speed chase and the car accident that followed.

Naples reportedly sped off south into downtown St. Petersburg and then turned east. The car accident happened when Naples’ car crashed into another vehicle near 1st Ave N at about 11:30 p.m. The driver of the other vehicle involved died at the hospital from his injuries. His passenger was also injured. Naples, her female passenger, and her five-year-old nephew were not injured in the car accident.

If those injured in this car accident seek to make a claim, the first question that will be addressed is what insurance coverage is available to compensate them for the injuries sustained as a result of the actions of those involved?  While we do not know what coverage is available to those injured in this car accident, we do know that there are many drivers on the road with minimal bodily injury coverage.  This leaves many injured people without sufficient compensation from at-fault drivers.

One of the most important types of coverage that someone can carry is uninsured motorist coverage.  This type of coverage in Florida will provide additional compensation if you are involved in a car accident with an at-fault driver who is either underinsured or uninsured.  Unfortunately, it is not mandatory in Florida and many drivers reject uninsured motorist coverage when they purchase their insurance policy. At Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. we urge everyone to carry at least some uninsured motorist coverage. For only a little more each month you can obtain coverage that will be available to you if something unpredictable like this happens and the other driver doesn’t have enough insurance to cover it. With so many drivers on the road with very little coverage, everyone should carry uninsured motorist coverage.  Believe us, it’s worth it!

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact the attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. today for a free consultation.

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