A double-vehicle crash, involving an SUV and a van, occurred at 3:11 a.m., Sunday, December 19, 2021 on Interstate 275, just north of 38th Avenue N., in Pinellas County, Florida.
According to troopers, at the time of the crash, the 33-year-old woman from St. Petersburg was driving the SUV in the wrong direction, toward the north in the southbound lanes on Interstate 275, when she collided with the van, driven by a 62-year-old woman from Bradenton.
The crash caused the SUV to catch fire. The SUV driver sustained critical injuries, while the van driver was transported to a hospital with reportedly non-life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Troopers stated that it was not known how long the SUV driver had been moving in the wrong direction. Due to the accident, the southbound lanes of the highway remained closed until 7:13 a.m.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
We at MANGAL, PLLC pride ourselves in pursuing justice for clients no matter the cost. We take seriously our obligation to serve you to the best of our ability. We will fight for you and make sure that you recover the full compensation you deserve. No one should be left holding the bill for an accident caused by another’s negligence. Contact us today at (352) 995-9945 to discuss your case.