Florida Today-December 3, 2012-According to the article two Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida residents were killed when their van struck a concrete pole Saturday just south of Eau Gallie Boulevard in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida. The 80-year-old driver and the 71- year-old passenger of the van died in the crash at about 5:12 p.m. The article goes onto say the driver of th evan failed to negotiate a sweeping right curve, Florida Highway Patrol state. The van went off the roadway and barely missed a tree, then crossed back over the pavement and struck the pole. According to the troopers they believe the man had a medical condition that may have contributed to the crash. The car accident remains under investigation.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
If the car accident you were involved in was caused by the negligence of another driver, it is possible that you are eligible for damages. If you or a family member has been involved in a car accident as a result of one of the common causes listed below, contact our auto accident lawyers in the Melbourne area of Central Florida for a case evaluation.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, driver distractions are among the most common causes of auto accidents. Driver distractions can include:
Cell phone use
Distractions created by other passengers, especially children
Reading maps, notes, and other materials
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