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Florida Auto Accidents on I-75

Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has acknowledged receipt of 13 lawsuit notices from the injured and family of the dead victims of numerous car crashes that occurred on I-75.

Eleven people were killed and 18 hospitalized because of the crashes one night in January night near Gainesville. It is believed that these accidents were caused by smoke and fog that was covering the highway. Many people are now saying that the highway was unsafe for vehicular traffic and should have been closed at the time.

In fact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a report that found the Florida Highway Patrol made mistakes when it reopened the highway just 30 minutes before the crashes began to happen.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says that it plans to respond Friday to the FDLE report and will release its own investigation of the car crashes.

Written by: James D. Payer

James D. Payer is a Florida attorney with offices in Miami and Plantation who represents injury victims involved in serious automobile accidents, motorcycle accident, boating accidents, construction accidents, premises accidents and work accidents. For a free consultation with James D. Payer contact us today.

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