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What Should I Do If My Car Crashes Into a Retention Pond?

March 6, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

Back in July, we wrote a blog explaining what to do if your car ever crashes into a body of water, such as an ocean, lake, river or pond. A few tips mentioned in that post were:

  • Don’t panic.
  • Take off your seatbelt.
  • If the windshield has been shattered, try to escape through it.
  • If the windshield is not broken, try to open a window (power windows sometimes continue to work for a time after being submerged).
  • If you cannot get out through a window, wait until the water level in the car is high enough to equalize with the water pressure outside the car, so that you can open the door and get out that way.

Tragically, a Kissimmee, Florida family was killed in a car accident involving a retention pond, according to WFOR-TV. The incident took place in Osceola County near Valencia College and resulted in the deaths of two adults and two children. All four were found lifeless inside the car after it was pulled from the retention pond by authorities, who were responding to 911 calls that a vehicle had gone off the road into the pond.

The police were still investigating the cause of the incident at the time of this report.

My Loved Ones Were Killed in a Car Accident. Who Can I Call?

If your family member died in a fatal auto accident involving a body of water, such as a river, lake or pond, which you believe was the result of someone else’s negligence, our experienced injury lawyers may be able to help you hold those at fault accountable.

For more information or to speak with us for free about your situation, call us, tweet us or check us out on Facebook to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.

Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys

Source: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/12/23/four-dead-after-car-crashes-into-retention-pond/