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Multiple crashes show the importance of following traffic laws

There were several major collisions that took place on Feb. 9 in and around Miami. These collisions were likely preventable or could have been mitigated in many cases, potentially protecting those who were hurt or killed. Sadly, several people were killed and others were hurt in these crashes.

One crash took place in Northeast Miami-Dade when a pickup truck traveling west on Northeast 10th Avenue attempted to turn and collided with another vehicle. The car involved in the crash went off the road and into a nearby pole, leading to the death of the driver.

In another area crash, a pedestrian was hit by a fuel tanker. The pedestrian died at the scene. Leading up to the crash, several other vehicles lost control on the highway as a result of the man standing on the concrete barrier wall. He was struck by the tractor trailer before he was then hit by a second vehicle.

These are examples of just two of multiple collisions that took place on the same day and in the same region. Those who are driving need to be cautious to obey the traffic laws and avoid causing crashes. A single error, as seen in these cases, can lead to injuries and deaths.

If you are involved in a collision, it's important to do all you can to hold the at-fault driver responsible. If you are hurt, you should go to the hospital and collect the documents regarding your injuries and copy them for your attorney and insurance claim. Good planning can help you get the most out of your claim after a crash.

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