70-Year-Old Sumter Woman Dies in Collision
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.
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.