As Floridians know all too well, drivers can easily find themselves in a canal, whether because they were swept in by floodwaters or the impact of another vehicle drove them into the canal. Sometimes these accidents are fatal. Back in January 2012, Harlow Harless, 56, and Diane Harless, 72 died after driving their car into the canal on Shoal Line Boulevard, north of Porpoise Street.
First and foremost, stay calm and don’t panic. If you do lose your cool, you will not be able to concentrate on what you need to do to extricate yourself and your loved ones. Here are some tips for how to escape after driving into a canal:
Canal crashes can result from numerous causes, some of which may be the fault of others. If you or a loved one have been in a canal crash, you should consult with an auto accident lawyer to determine how to proceed and if any damages are owed to you. Please feel free to give our firm a call.
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