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Wrong Way Accident Kills 2

Chris Russo Sep 27, 2010

Two people are dead after a car accident that occurred because a man drove the wrong way on Interstate 4.  Ramiro Echevarria Muniz, 49, of Polk City, Florida, was driving a 1993 Honda Accord.  Muniz traveled east on I-4 into oncoming westbound traffic west of McIntosh Road at about 2:15 a.m.  Christine Yates, 51, of Deltona, Florida was driving a 2001 Olsmobile Alero was killed.  Muniz was killed as a result of the accident also.  The Oldsmobile was in the outside lane and a 2006 Volkswagen Touareg was in the center lane.  The Honda and the Volkswagen collided.  The Honda then rotated into the outside lane and collided with the Oldsmobile.  The Oldsmobile flipped over.  Christopher Sheridan, 28, of Lutz, Florida, was the driver of the Volkswagen.  Sheridan had a passengers, Stella Tornabene, 31, of Boca Raton, Florida.  They received minor injuries.  Kara Yates, 21, of Orlando, Florida was a passenger in the Olsmobile and received minor injuries.  Christine Yates was wearing a seatbelt.  This crash is still under investigation to determine whether alcohol was a factor.

This was a tragic crash involving the death of a completely innocent person.  It appears that the people in the Volkswagen were injured and a 21 year old young woman lost her mother.  Regardless of whether alcohol is a factor in this accident, this accident was clearly the fault of Muniz and no one else.  While Mr. Muniz died as a result of the accident, he likely had little or no insurance coverage to pay the injured survivors of the crash.  This is why the injured survivors need a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.  There may be avenues that can be pursued for compensation for this crash.  In the event that there is no insurance coverage, a personal injury or wrongful death attorney can negotiate with the medical providers and lienholders (such as Medicare / Medicaid / healthinsurance) to reduce their bills so that the injured person can resolve his or her claims.  These are very important functions that a personal injury or wrongful death attorney can do for you.  If you have suffered an injury from a car accident or have lost a loved one in a car accident, please contact a Lakeland personal injury or wrongful death attorney for a free consultation regarding the facts and circumstances of your case.

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