Florida’s personal injury protection requirements and health insurance coverage often cover most injuries in a car crash. These policies are still subject to deductibles and co-pays, so there is still some out-of-pocket costs. The one exception to the personal injury protection rule is a DUI accident. Because a DUI is a crime, victims have a few more options when it comes to compensation. They can file for victim’s compensation through the state attorney’s office. They have a year from the date of the accident to file. This compensation is different from any restitution the intoxicated driver may be ordered to pay by the court.
Click Orlando reports that two girls and a grandfather were killed in a DUI crash.
The crash occurred on Thursday at about 2:12 p.m. on County Road 484 in Ocala.
48-year-old Stephen Lynn is facing multiple counts of DUI manslaughter, DUI property damage, DUI, and driving with a suspended license.
Lynn was behind the wheel of a 1999 Ford F350 eastbound on County Road 484 and was approaching the intersection of County Road 467. At the same time, 71-year-old Emilio Nunez was driving a 2003 Suzuki Vitara southbound on CR-467. He had the green light and proceeded through the intersection.
Lynn blew through the red light, slamming into the Suzuki on the passenger side. The impact overturned the Suzuki into a ditch on the side of the road.
Nunez was pronounced dead on the scene. 9-year-old Neveah Nunez and 7-year-old Katalaya Nunez were in the car. Neveah was pronounced dead at the scene as well. Katalaya was rushed to Ocala Regional Medical Center where she later died.
Lynn had three passengers in his vehicle. Two of them suffered from minor injuries.