A motor vehicle accident tragically claimed the life of one and injured two other, Saturday morning, February 16, 2019. According to IslandPacket.com, “The collision occurred at 7:20 a.m. on Robert Smalls Parkway near Burton Hill Road, about 2 miles from Boundary Street.” After a work van struck the back of a semi-truck, “[t]he engine compartment and front passenger area [of the van] was lodged beneath the semi-truck and… caught fire,” per the news outlet. The report further indicates that “a number of work tools and equipment inside the van flew forward at the moment of impact and covered the victims, trapping them.”
According to WSAV.com, “[t]wo helicopters responded to the scene along with several wreckers to rescue three passengers stuck in their cars. First responders had to use the jaws of life.” Per the report, “17-year-old Marvin Gonzalez was killed in the crash.”
Our Legal Take
As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending on who is deemed to be at fault in causing the accident, the family of Marvin Gonzalez may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, any other victims of this incident may individually pursue legal claims for their injuries. Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the victims and their families should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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