Parents of Florida Teens Killed in RV Crash Awarded $10M in Federal Trial
WEST PALM BEACH, FL. – According to a news story reported online at wwjnewsradio.radio.com, a federal jury awarded the parents of two Florida teens who were killed in an RV crash $10 million in damages. The crash occurred last year, and the teens’ parents filed suit against the estate of the 99-year-old RV driver.*
On April 10, a jury reached a verdict in the case stemming from a 2018 crash that killed two teenagers. The jury ordered the estate of a driver who also died from the crash to pay $10 million in damages for the deaths of two girls,17 and 18. The jury award is added to a $1 million settlement already reached between the parents and the girlfriend and caregiver of the RV driver.
According to WWJ, the crash happened in February 2018, when a 99-year-old man from Dearborn, Michigan, was driving an RV the wrong way on Florida Highway 70 in Fort Pierce, Florida. The RV also did not have lights on, according to police officers. The two teenage girls were driving a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado east on the highway, and crashed into the westbound RV head-on.
WWJ reports that both girls died in the collision, and the RV driver died three days after the crash. The RV driver’s 75-year-old girlfriend and caregiver who was also in the RV at the time was seriously injured in the accident.
During review of the case, investigators discovered that driving records from Michigan showed that the RV driver had previously been reported to the DMV for unsafe driving, but he had passed a driving test less than 30 days before the accident.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 37 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured by any type of accident caused by negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 37 years.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.