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70-Year-Old Sumter Woman Dies in Collision

Posted on December 16, 2011

The Orlando Sentinel reported that a 70-year-old passenger of a 2003 Ford Escape died Sunday, December 11, in Sumter County after a collision on U.S. Route 301. Quoting the Florida Highway Patrol, the paper says the Escape was traveling on U.S. 301 when it drove into the path of a 2003 Sequoia, driven by a 36-year-old woman from DeLand. The Sequoia hit the right side of the Escape at County Road 104, although details on who might be at-fault are not given in this newspaper account. The only additional information on this Florida fatal auto accident is that the Escape was being driven by an 18-year-old young woman from Oxford. There is no word on her condition.

Our condolences go out to the friends and family members of this unfortunate passenger for her passing.

T-Bone Collisions

Although we don’t know from this article whether it was a true broadside or T-bone collision, they are some of the most dangerous types of accidents and are likely to lead to severe injuries. In a vehicle, the primary crumple zone is in the front of the vehicle which is designed to “give” in a crash. Most cars have airbags in the front of the vehicle but fewer have side airbag curtains to protect passengers in a broadside crash. Broadside crashes are often due to one driver failing to yield the right of way at an intersection.

If you or a loved one is injured in an intersection collision, the Sumter County auto accident injury attorneys at Farah & Farah will offer you a complimentary consultation on your collision to lay out the options that you may take to seek recovery for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Source: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-12-11/business/os—sumter-fatality-20111211_1_sumter-woman-sumter-county-deland-resident