In Plant City, a high-speed crash in late March took the lives of four people.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 31-year-old, R.S., of Plant City
had been driving a 2006 BMW at a high rate of speed at 12:13 a.m. on March
28 on State Road 60, just moments before he caused a fatal collision that
took the lives of four people.
According to the highway patrol, R.S. lost control of his vehicle, which
sent the BMW careening across the center grass median east of Clarence
Gordon Jr. Road. The BMW crashed into a speed limit sign, then it shot
into the westbound lanes where it crashed
head-on into a 1999 Cadillac, which was driven by 26-year-old J.V., of Valrico.
The driver of the BMW and the Cadillac were both killed, as were two passengers
in the Cadillac. A 19-year-old female of Valrico, and J.K., of Sun City Center.
The highway patrol reported that none of those killed in the crash had
been wearing seatbelts. Furthermore, troopers said that alcohol was not
a factor in the crash.
Court records show that R.S. had been arrested before on several occasions
for charges including aggravated battery, driving with a suspended license,
drug possession and violating his probation.
Speeding, a Major Contributor to Car Accidents
Speeding is responsible for a large percentage of
car accidents and traffic fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA). Unfortunately, many speeders are unconcerned about
the welfare of other drivers on the road and are willing to assume the
risk of a crash. In effect, speeding and overly-aggressive driving can
be translated to a wanton disregard for the safety of others.
If you have been injured as a result of speeding or reckless driving, we
urge you to contact a Tampa car accident lawyer from Smith & Stallworth,
Attorneys at Law. We have nearly 20 years of combined experience handling
personal injury claims and in an effort to make things as easy as possible
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