Car accidents of different levels of severity occur daily throughout the state of Florida. The son of a golf pro was involved in one last week in Riviera Beach. The 27-year-old was hurt when the BMW he was driving hit the back of a semitrailer. The collision took place north of Canterbury Drive South around 11:15 p.m.
At the time of the car accident he was returning home from a birthday party. He currently lives in West Palm Beach with his father.
As a result of the accident the aspiring golf pro sustained what is being characterized as trauma to his brain that is severe. A day and a half after the accident he was listed in critical condition at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Car accidents are often to blame for brain injuries. Because the brain is a complex organ the resulting long term impact varies widely. Even after a person’s wounds and broken bones have healed, his or her brain may still be recovering. Sometimes a person gets more or less back to the place they were before the accident occurred. Other times however, this is not the case. This may manifest in changes to the injured person’s personality and mood.
The cost of rehabilitation after sustaining a brain injury can be costly. This is especially true if the injured person cannot work. When an individual sustains a brain injury due to the negligence of another person or entity, he or she may be able to recover financial compensation via a personal injury lawsuit.
It is unclear what cause the car to run into the truck. The accident is currently under investigation by Riviera Beach police.
Source: The Palm Beach Post, “Son of golf pro critically injured in Riviera Beach crash,” Sonja Isger, Dec. 2, 2011