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Orlando Man Killed in Possible DUI Accident

A car accident in the early morning hours of February 25 led to the death of one driver. The crash occurred on Interstate 4 close to mile marker 38 at around 5 a.m.

The victim, a 21-year-old Orlando resident, was reportedly driving westbound on I-4 behind another driver, a 30-year-old man from Kissimmee, when this second driver suddenly stopped his vehicle and might not have given the Orlando man enough time to avoid the accident. As a result, his Honda Accord slammed hard into the rear of the Kissimmee man’s Chevrolet SUV.

The impact of the collision sent the SUV into the median, while the Honda was pushed into a center lane. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Although the SUV’s driver only had minor injuries, the driver of the Accord was pronounced dead at the scene. It was not immediately clear why the SUV’s driver stopped so suddenly on the interstate, but state troopers have suggested he may have been under the influence of alcohol.

When a drunk driver causes a fatal accident, the end result is often a wrongful death claim from the victim’s family. In addition to criminal charges, an individual found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) might need to provide compensation to the loved ones of anyone who died in a car accident resulting from impaired driving. The damages involved in wrongful death lawsuits may cover medical bills, loss of financial support, funeral costs and emotional pain and suffering.

For more information on how you should proceed after the death of a loved one in a car accident, contact a skilled Orlando car accident attorney with the Law Offices of Salazar & Kelly.

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