Tiffany A. Beene and her passenger Samuel Jonathan Hampton, both 24, were killed in a car crash in Florida after the Lamborghini in which they were traveling crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a Nissan. According to a Fox 35 news report, Beene is the daughter of Michael and Roxanne Beene, who founded Faith In Action, a missionary group based in Kissimmee. The driver of the other vehicle, Linh C. Luu, 38, is said to be in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Tan P. Phan, a passenger in the Nissan, was treated and released.
Investigators say Beene and Hampton were traveling west in a green 2008 Lamborghini when it crossed over the center median on University Boulevard and collided with a 2013 Nissan. All victims were buckled up at the time of the collision. Family members said Beene was driving Hampton’s Lamborghini at the time. The investigation is still ongoing.
What Caused This Crash?
Based on this news report, it is unclear as to what caused this fatal car crash. There are still several unanswered questions here. What caused this crash? Who was at fault? What caused Beene to cross over the center median? Was speed a factor in this collision? Did a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction cause Beene to lose control of the Lamborghini? Did driver distraction or inattention cause this crash? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
If Beene is determined to have been at fault, then, the injured victims can seek compensation from her liability insurance. If a dangerous or defective auto caused the accident, then, the vehicle manufacturer can be held liable. In such cases, injured victims can seek compensation from the at-fault party for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation as well. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to advise victims or their families in such cases regarding their legal rights and options.