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Victim Trapped in Jeep After Three-Vehicle Collision in Little Havana, Florida


January 27, 2020

LITTLE HAVANA, FL- Nbcmiami.com writes that three-vehicles were involved in a serious crash on Northwest 8th Avenue in Little Havana this week. Reports indicate that the Jeep collided with two other cars and then rolled over. Responders had to extricate the man from the vehicle before transporting him to the hospital.*

The condition of the victim is not yet known. All three of the involved vehicles display extensive damage. 

Getting stuck inside of a vehicle after a car accident is a frightening experience. In some cases, if the driver is conscious, getting out of the vehicle may mean cutting a seatbelt and breaking a window. Some experts recommend having a tool in the car that can slice through restraints and crack a window in an emergency. This is particularly important when a car catches on fire, and occupants need to get out in a hurry. 

In other instances, vehicles crash into the water, and getting out of the car quickly becomes crucial. Police say that cars can fill up in just 30 seconds. If the windows are closed when the vehicle goes in the water, then it may be necessary to break the window in order to get out of the vehicle. 

In order to stay safe, having an escape tool is a good idea. Some of these tools may be kept on a keychain or clipped to the sun visor in the car. Emergency responders say that it is a good idea for each car to have one of these tools ready in the event of an emergency. Knowing what to do and being prepared can help people stay calm in stressful situations. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/man-removed-from-jeep-after-three-car-crash/2181457/ and https://www.nbc-2.com/story/34535108/trapped-inside-how-to-escape-a-car-crash-alive


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