Two Children Killed in Head-on Crash in Seminole County
Orlando, FL – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a head-on crash in Seminole County has led to the death of two-twin girls and four individuals injuries.
The accident took place at around 4:50 p.m. Sunday September 30th at Markham Road and Sandy Lane.
The driver of a 2015 Acura was traveling west on Markham Road when for unknown reasons, they crossed the double yellow lines and crashed head-on into a 2014 Toyota Corolla.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla, 52-year old Deidre Gaetano, and her 14-year old niece were severely injured but expected to live.
Three other passengers in the Toyota, two twin girls of 9 years of age Aziya Gandy and Zmiya Gandy were killed in the crash and were found not wearing seat belts.
Gaetano’s nephew, 9 years of age, was critically injured and was not wearing a seat belt as well.
Gaetano was fostering the twin girls.
The driver of the Acura suffered extensive injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Investigations remain active to determine the cause of the crash.
Officials believe that distraction may have played a role.
Head-On crashes are one of the most detrimental accidents possible. They often lead to deaths and multiple injuries, like in this case. Head-On crashes are when the front of one vehicle hits the front of another vehicle directly. This is an immense tragedy. Two innocent children were killed, and two others injured. It is incredible how negligence by someone can cause so much pain and suffering for the surviving members and friends. This accident really touches the hearts of our professional personal injury lawyers in Florida. We know that there is no amount of money or remorse that can take away that pain.
One thing that can be done to get some justice is to file a personal injury lawsuit. Now that those two little girls are gone, who will pay for their funeral? Who will pay for the medical bills of those injured?
Definitely, the driver of the Acura will be held legally responsible for all the damages caused by the accident, but how much percentage? Because the girls and boy were not wearing their seat belts, the percentage of liability might be mitigated.
What does that mean?
Mitigation means that the courts might find that Gaetano held a 40% liability for the accident because the children should have been wearing their seat belts, which perhaps would have reduced the amount of damages, and possibly saved the lives of those two innocent girls. Yet, the driver of the Acura, had they not been distracted, the accident would not have occurred. They would hold the remainder percentage of responsibility, meaning that they would have a 60% liability for the accident.
Those numbers are just an example. The courts will determine the exact amount.
Experienced PI lawyers With Head-on Collision
When someone’s negligence leads to a wrongful death or injury, you can hire a skilled personal injury attorney to fight by your side against the negligent driver. At Percy Martinez Law Firm, accidents like this bring chills to our bones because they should not be happening. When a child dies, everyone feels the impact and it gives us more fire to pursue the claim to the end.
R.i.p Aziya Gandy and Zmiya Gandy