Florida Turnpike car accident kills woman

May 31, 2010
By Mark A. Kaire on May 31, 2010 6:52 PM |

A 20-year-old Wellington woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Florida's Turnpike early this morning. The young woman who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown out of the vehicle, FHP said.

According to FHP, the woman was a passenger in a Lexus SUV driven by Emmylee A. Rousseau, 20, of Pembroke Pines.

Rousseau was driving south on the Turnpike when she lost control of the vehicle at a curve about 2:50 a.m.

She veered into the median, overcorrected, spun out of control and struck a guardrail in the median.

The SUV rolled over the guardrail into northbound lanes and overturned twice.

Rousseau suffered serious injuries, as did a 17-year-old also riding in the vehicle.

There were three additional people in the car, who suffered minor or no injuries.

The crash is not alcohol related, FHP said.

Although this accident was not alcohol related, The Memorial holiday weekend is generally one of the most dangerous weekends on Florida's highways.

Most importantly this unfortunate accident underscores the importance of wearing seat belts.


Mark Kaire, Miami Personal Injury Lawyer, is experienced in handling cases like this.

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