When people are killed or seriously injured in car accidents in Miami, one of the first things that family and friends want to know is who was at fault. Most will look to one of the drivers involved in the accident, yet oftentimes, it is impossible to lay the blame at the feet of anyone in particular. That is because in such cases, it is not the drivers who caused the accidents, but rather the conditions. Whether dangerous road conditions are temporary (such as icy roads due to snow) or permanent (streets with blind curves that offer poor visibility), they can still both produce tragic results.
Such was the scene that recently played out outside of a gated community in Inverness. A teenage girl was killed when her car collided with an approaching truck outside of the subdivision. The driver of the truck as well as his passenger did not sustain any serious injuries. Law enforcement officials investigating the accident recognized the conditions at the intersection where it occurred to be dangerous. Trees, bushes, and the subdivision’s sign all serve to obstruct the view of exiting drivers. There is also no light at the intersection to slow oncoming traffic. The girl also had only had her license since the end of August, and investigators cited that fact as possibly having contributed to the crash.