On August 11, 2010 our client Craig Whitfield was otherwise safely motoring down westbound I-595 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida in the far left lane. The next memory he can recall at this time is hanging upside down suspended by his seat belt while diagonally teetering on the north side retaining wall just east of SR 441, while partially resting on the hood of another vehicle.
Mr. Whitfield recalls unbuckling his seat belt and painfully dropping upside down. Mr. Whitfield, at this time, has no recall how he emerged from his vehicle and has no recall how he ended up in t his precarious position inches from his vehicle falling off the side of I-595 into the swampland some 100 feet below. Reports have emerged that Mr. Whitfield’s vehicle was caused to roll over several times before coming to rest upside down on the north side retaining wall of I-595 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida. Photographs currently available indicate the vehicle Mr. Whitfield was operating sustained significant intruding, into the passenger compartment, roof damage on the passenger side; which would have likely caused severe, if not fatal, injuries if there were a passenger sitting beside him.
Rescue and police officers repeatedly questioned whether Mr. Whitfield had a passenger in the vehicle at the time the accident occurred. In fact, rescue workers were scouring the area below where the vehicle he was operating was teetering on the edge of the highway looking for a potential victim who may have been ejected in the accident.
Contrary to reports by the news media, Mr. Whitfield’s injuries were hardly minor and he will be justly seeking compensation.
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