A Florida Keys solo crash claimed the life of a teenage girl. The accident was reported to the authorities at about 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 29.
According to the details shared by the Florida Highway Patrol, the teen victim was a passenger in the sole vehicle involved in the incident. This vehicle was identified as a 2006 Cadillac CTS. The vehicle was traveling westbound along the Old State Road 4A on the Sugarloaf Key at the time.
As the Cadillac reached mile marker 17, it left its lane for some reason. The car then veered into the eastbound lanes of the road. It continued to veer to a side and left the roadway on the eastern shoulder. After crossing the shoulder, the vehicle went down the embankment and overturned.
Preliminary investigations reveal that at least three people were traveling in the car when it crashed. One of these was the teen girl who suffered critical injuries in the crash. She was a front seat passenger. Once the first responders and paramedics arrived on the crash scene, she was rushed to the Mariners Hospital in Tavernier. Authorities then had the teen airlifted to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
The other two occupants of the vehicle were identified as an 18-year-old man and a woman aged 23. The woman was taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island. Her injuries are reported as relatively minor. The man suffered more serious injuries and was airlifted to the Jackson South Medical Center.
Authorities continue to investigate the Florida Keys solo crash. FHP was assisted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at the scene of the accident.
For Miami accidents involving driver negligence, passengers traveling in the same vehicle can seek compensatory damages with the help of a Miami car accident lawyer.