Elderly Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash on I-10

Posted on December 29, 2010

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a single-vehicle car crash that killed a 74-year-old man on Interstate 10 in Baker County early morning on Wednesday, December 22 according to First Coast News. The man was driving westbound just outside of Glen St. Mary when he lost control of his SUV at about 5 a.m., crossed the median and hit several trees before the vehicle overturned. The man died at the scene of the Florida car accident. The FHP report it appears the man was returning from Christmas shopping because there were receipts from stores at the scene of the crash. Alcohol and speeding are not considered to have been factors in the car crash.

Our condolences go out to the friends and family of this man for this tragic accident.

Family members of the victim would be well-advised to begin an investigation into the crash to determine the cause of the car accident. Did the man apply the brakes before he struck the trees? Was the car in a good working shape or did the tires fail? Was the man driving distracted, which could be determined by checking cell phone records? Was the car equipped with stability control that might have prevented a rollover? Was the roof strength a factor?

If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto accident in Florida and suffered serious injury, there may be some compensation to cover your losses from the insurance company of the at-fault party. An experienced Florida car accident attorney will always offer a consultation that is free and confidential.

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