According to WSVN 7 News, six vehicles were wrecked in total, leaving nine people injured, including the driver of the Jaguar, 46-year old Daniel Jerusalmi, who at the time of the report was in critical condition.
“Oh, my God, very bad, very bad. These three kids, they were flying in this Mercedes-Benz, and they bumped into the car,” said Raquel Rodriguez, a witness. “The car started – he flew in the air, like three turns in the air. That’s how everything started.”
Based on reports, several people were seen running around frantically after the accident, screaming for help.
“That car was definitely going over like 90 miles per hour – the white Mercedes. That’s why it’s so far,” said Victor Sepulveda, another witness. “This car flipped a few times. That’s why it got destroyed.”
Could this have been prevented? we’re not so sure; if the driver of the Jaguar crossover had noticed the Merc earlier, then maybe, but he’s obviously not the one to blame.
In the end, though, in these types of accidents speeding was the cause. Yes, paying attention is crucial, but if the Merc wasn’t going way over the limit, then the outcome wouldn’t have been so bad.