Woman killed on golf cart in Viera

On behalf of Eisenmenger, Robinson & Peters, P.A. posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, October 17, 2014.

People don’t often think about the consequences for their reckless behavior until it is too late. This can be especially true when it comes to driving. People get behind the wheel of a car and they eat, they text, they chat on the phone all without thinking about how it could affect others. In many cases, these negligent behaviors can lead to a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident. Then, suddenly the victim’s family is left grieving the loss of a loved one all because someone didn’t follow basic safety or traffic rules.

These fatal car crashes are all too common in Florida. Recently, a 52-year-old woman from Rockledge was killed by a car while driving a golf cart in Viera. In this case, the woman was driving near the Osprey Ridge neighborhood on Irongate Drive. While crossing Murrell Road at around 6:10 p.m., the woman was hit by a 2008 Nissan Altima.

Following the accident, the woman was airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne. Sadly, the woman died as a result of her injuries. The driver of the car, a 68-year-old woman, was not injured in the accident.

The cause of this accident is still under investigation. At this time, it is not known whether the driver of the Altima could have avoided the accident. An accident investigation will be crucial for the woman’s family as they try to answer these questions and come to terms with the accident.

Frequently, an accident investigation is important to grieving family members. Proving negligence can open up legal options for the family. If someone was negligent in causing a fatal car accident, then that person can be held liable. A family could recover compensation including medical expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship and more in a wrongful death suit.

Source: Florida Today, “Rockledge woman dies after Viera golf cart crash,” Rick Neale, Oct. 6, 2014