Fatal Plane Accident Kills 1, Injures 5 After Crashing into SUV
The pilot of a small plane was killed after his Cessna 172 lost power in midair. He was attempting to land on a Miami bridge before crashing into traffic. Two plane passengers were injured in the deadly plane crash, along with a mom and her two young children on the ground.
At Mase Mebane Seitz, we are devastated to hear of this tragic accident that occurred on the Haulover Inlet Bridge. While the investigation into this crash is ongoing and may take a year or more to complete, it serves as an important reminder to stay safe. If you are involved in an accident, contact our office to discuss your legal options. Call (305) 487-8863 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Miami Bridge Plane Crash Turns Deadly
Around 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 15, 2022, a single-engine Cessna 172 crashed into traffic on the Haulover Inlet Bridge. According to multiple reports, including the Miami Herald, the plane had lost power midair and was attempting to land on the Miami bridge before clipping multiple vehicles.
The aircraft eventually crashed head-on into an SUV injuring three people on the ground, including a mother and two children. The pilot of the Cessna died at the scene after the plane burst into flames. Two passengers aboard the aircraft, relatives of the pilot, sustained traumatic injuries. Both surviving passengers were taken for treatment at nearby hospitals.
What to Do After an Accident
In the immediate aftermath of a serious accident, it can be challenging to know what to do. Several eyewitness videos circulating social media show good samaritans jumping into action to help the victims of the plane accident.
As with any incident, the first priority should be getting all people to safety. It is imperative to check for injuries and contact 9-1-1. Local law enforcement can dispatch emergency medical personnel to conduct triage at the scene and transport victims to trauma centers or hospitals if necessary.
Once you are able, you should contact a personal injury attorney. In some cases, one or more parties may be liable (i.e., legally responsible) for the incident. Depending on the situation, injured victims or those that have lost a loved one might be entitled to compensation. It is essential to act quickly as injured parties only have a limited amount of time to file a claim based on personal injury or wrongful death and evidence needs to be timely preserved.
Hiring an Accident and Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered injuries, contact Mase Mebane Seitz at (305) 487-8863 for a free case evaluation. All consultations are confidential and without obligation to retain our services.
Our trial lawyers have represented thousands of injured parties, securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Do not settle for less than your case is worth. Get the representation you need and the results you deserve. Let us fight for you and your family. Call today to get started.