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Four Injured in Florida Car Wreck

At a young age, children learn the concept of red light and green light through a popular children’s game. Later, as teens are learning to drive, they are instructed when to stop and go based on the colors of these traffic signals that are placed at intersections. After years of instilling the principle, people are positive that red means stop and green means go. Yet no matter how much training goes into this concept, there are still times that a person will fail to observe a traffic light.

When a light is red but an intersection looks clear, some drivers tend to go anyway. Other times, a driver may just be distracted, and fail to think about the color of the light before blazing through an intersection. Sometimes a person in a rush will blow through an intersection in order to get to their destination faster.

On September 6th, 2012, 4 unfortunate Florida citizens became victim to this kind of horrific mistake. A driver ran a red light at an intersection on Highway 29, plowing into a Pontiac G6 that was driven by a 20-year-old from Cantonment. Melissa Benavides, age 33, was cited for failing to obey a traffic signal after her mistake, and received minor injuries when she slammed into the Pontiac. Riding along with her was an 11-year-old named Kyler Beech. He was rushed to the hospital in serious condition after the accident. Three others involved in the crash were taken to the hospital, and one of the victims was listed in critical condition.

Four victims were transported to the Sacred Heart Hospital by ambulance. The accident shut down the Highway 29 for about an hour while the police cleaned up the scene of the accident and interviewed witnesses. Talk to a personal injury attorney today if you are injured in a car accident and want compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more.