If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, there are certain steps that you should immediately take to preserve evidence. The first step may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people miss it. Call the police. Having an officer determine who was at fault can go a long way with insurance companies. You’ll also want to take pictures at the scene, if possible. You will also want to get immediate treatment for your injuries, from a doctor that has experience in treating car accident injuries. Do not wait to get treatment, an insurance company can use the delay to devalue your injuries.
The Sun-Sentinel reports on a woman facing multiple charges after stealing a vehicle and crashing several times.
The entire incident began at about 1:38 a.m. Wednesday morning. 31-year-old Alexis Facey lost control of a silver Lexus. She drove off of Interstate 95 northbound near the exit to Ives Dairy Road. Two vehicles stopped to assist Facey. One was a black Chevrolet Silverado. Inside the pickup truck were a man, his wife, their 11-month old child, the woman’s 63-year-old mother, and two dogs.
The man and the woman inside the pickup truck exited the vehicle to provide aid to Facey. This is when she got into the pickup truck and sped off, with the wife clinging to the door for a short time. The husband got into the second vehicle and they chased the pickup truck. The truck exited the interstate at Hallandale Beach Boulevard and drove west. Both vehicles went through a yellow light and the pursuing vehicle was involved in a T-bone crash.
Facey continued driving west on Miramar Parkway to Southwest 62nd Avenue. It was here that she collided head-on with an SUV. The crash caused severe damage and trapped the woman in the SUV until she could be extricated.
The grandmother, infant, and two dogs were uninjured. The woman in the SUV was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Facey is facing numerous charges, including DUI, grand theft, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage.