When weather conditions change Florida drivers have to be prepared to alter their driving tactics. This can mean slowing down when visibility decreases, using caution when rain makes roads slick, and reducing distractions when traffic is heavy. Failing to alter one's driving habits in the face of changing conditions can be disastrous, just as it was recently on a Florida state road.
Heavy fog plagued parts of Central Florida and as a result a mother driving her infant child slowed down her vehicle to navigate with declining visibility. The vehicle traveling behind her, though, did not react to her decrease in speed and as a result rear-ended her vehicle. That accident set off a chain-reaction that in the end involved 17 automobiles.
The infant in the first car had to be taken to a hospital for treatment, as did 7 other people who were involved in the massive crash. At this time, it is unknown if any of the drivers will face charges or if investigators have additional information on the cause of the collision.
Drivers who operate their vehicles while distracted are dangers to themselves and to others. Too many individuals are hurt and killed when negligent drivers fail to slow, yield or notice the actions of others with whom they share the roads. Even where there are no fatalities, the victims undoubtedly have to recover from the traumas they endured. They may also wish to investigate their possible rights to compensation for the losses they incurred as a result of a multivehicle accident.
Source: orlandosentinel.com, "Infant among 8 hospitalized after 17-vehicle accident, troopers say", Krista Torralva, Apr. 26, 2018