There are many reasons that a driver may lose control of their car. A mechanical failure, a medical emergency, distraction, and driving too fast for road conditions are some of the common reasons that a person may lose control of the car. The most important thing that a driver can do if they lose control of their vehicle is to remain calm. Keep both hands on the steering wheel and keep your eyes open. Closing your eyes in an accident can make it much, much worse. Steer into the skid. Trying to turn the wheel in the opposite direction can cause further loss of control.
Local 10 News reports on an early morning crash in Miramar that killed one person and injured 7.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a woman was died Saturday after being injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Miramar. Five other people suffered from minor injuries in the crash and an 11-year-old girl was seriously injured.
73-year-old Rafael Del Villar was driving a Hyundai Elantra when he lost control of the vehicle near Miramar Parkway. He veered into the path of a Honda Accord being driven by 25-year-old Joseph Tano. The collision caused the Accord to collide with a metal guardrail where it overturned.
Following the collision with the Accord, the Elantra began to rotate in a clockwise direction, eventually colliding with a Ford Fusion being driven by 45-year-old Catherine Portee.
66-year-old Isabel Germosen was a passenger in the Elantra. She was taken to the hospital but eventually succumbed to her injuries. An 11-year-old girl in the Elantra was also seriously injured.