Negligent driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Whether a driver is talking on a cell phone, texting or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, serious and even fatal car accidents can occur. In a recent Ocala, Florida, accident, a teen drove his vehicle into a local family’s home.
Between 4 and 5 a.m. on Sunday, an Ocala family was jolted awake by a loud crash coming from inside their home. The husband went to see what caused the noise and found a four-door sedan sitting in his living room.
According to officials, a 19-year-old man from Ocala was driving the car at the time of the crash, and an 18-year-old woman was a passenger in the vehicle.
The man is suspected to have been driving at a high speed when he attempted to round a curve near the family’s home. He reportedly hit a telephone pole and crashed into the family’s home. A number of homes in the area lost electrical power as a result.
Following the crash, the driver was treated by paramedics, and the passenger ran from the scene of the accident.
Police suspect the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol, but they have not arrested the driver or the passenger at this time.
Fortunately, no one was injured in this accident, but that is not always the case. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, it can be very overwhelming. You may be facing expensive medical bills and recovery time that could cause you to miss work. Experienced personal injury attorneys know that strong cases can be built to help victims of car accidents obtain compensation for their injuries.