A 62-year-old man was speeding and weaving through traffic on the Howard Frankland Bridge when his tire blew out and caused him to spin out and hit the barrier wall. The Florida Highway Patrol determined that the driver, Ivan Hall, was driving recklessly. What turned into a 10-vehicle car accident caused a traffic jam for three hours on Monday morning.
It was determined in the preliminary investigation that while the car was going back and forth across the bridge, it hit at least nine vehicles. As a result, two other drivers were taken to hospitals. The driver who caused the accident sustained the most serious injuries and was taken to Tampa General Hospital. Investigations are still ongoing.
All but one lane was blocked as a result of the accident and it backed up traffic. All lanes didn’t open until roughly four hours after the crash. Two other, non-related accidents occurred that caused traffic problems, but fortunately, those did not result in any injuries.
Reckless driving is a negligent act and anyone who suffers harm as a result may be able to file an auto accident claim against the responsible party. At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa car accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have sustained injuries because of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions.
Our firm helps victims seek compensation to help cover the expenses incurred as a result of negligence-related accidents. This may include hospital bills, costs for rehabilitation, lost income, and more. If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident because someone was driving recklessly, call us and learn what legal options you may have. We have the necessary experience to protect your rights and can work to help you navigate the claims-filing process and seek the compensation you deserve.