Brevard County Car Accident Kills Popular Professor

Author: Hanson & Hanson/Wednesday, February 19, 2014/Categories: Auto Accidents

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According to the Orlando Sentinel, a University of Central Florida Biology Professor, Bill Safranek, was one of the two people killed in a car accident in Brevard County on Monday evening.  His colleagues and students are absolutely devastated at the news of his death. His classes have been cancelled for two days and faculty members will be taking over his courses.

The car accident occurred on Monday evening at approximately 10:00 p.m. when a Ford Truck, driven by Mr. Safranek, F-150 heading east on State Road 520 turned into the path of a westbound vehicle, a Audi sedan driven by Jason Rodriguez, at the State Road 424 intersection. The driver of the Audi tried to avoid the F-1F0 pickup but both cars overturned and the truck caught fire.

The other passenger who was killed was Wendymary Artiles of Appoka who was ejected from the Audi upon impact. The Audi driver remains in critical condition at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash is still under investigation which is common practice.  The number of automobile accidents in Brevard County continues to rise. There were 65 crashed that killed 68 people in 2010 which is up 54 from 2009. In 2010 alone, 338,000 people were injured in 285,000 car accidents across Florida according to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.

Automobile accident victims have rights. If you’ve been involved in a car or truck accident in Florida, contact the experienced accident lawyers at Hanson and Hanson, P.A. We will protect the legal rights of you and your loved ones. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering as well as damages.

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