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Largo Police Searching for Witnesses to Fatal Single-Vehicle Car Crash

Posted on December 31, 2010

Largo police are looking for any information or any witnesses who may have seen a single car accident that occurred on southbound U.S. 19 on Monday night around 7:15 p.m., reports WTSP Television. The 22-year-old driver, a St. Petersburg woman, died when she lost control of her 1995 Isuzu Rodeo SUV near 150th Avenue and the vehicle hit a concrete barrier and then a light pole. The young woman was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the Florida car accident.

The light pole also struck two other vehicles when it fell in the northbound lanes and traffic had to be diverted in both directions for several hours. Largo Police are looking for any information from someone who may have seen the crash. Call (727) 587-6730 and ask for Sgt. George Edmiston.

U.S. 19 in Florida — A Deadly Road
The Tampa Tribune recently featured an article about U.S. 19, calling it one of the region’;s deadliest stretches of road.

Motorists on U.S. 19 sometimes travel at interstate speeds even though the road is full of intersections, exits and entrances, sidewalks, and pedestrian crossings. About 20 people a year die on the section of U.S. 19 that runs through Pinellas County, says the newspaper, which reports U.S. 19 may have as many as 80,000 cars traveling on it a day.

Some of the improvements, such as making the road wider, have actually made it more dangerous for pedestrians, says the director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.

The Florida car crash lawyers at Farah & Farah have extensive experience when reconstructing a single-vehicle accident to determine what may have happened and identify the at-fault party. A call to our attorneys immediately following a car crash may make it more likely that we can collect evidence from the scene and from witnesses, who also need to come forward in this tragic accident to give the grieving family some peace of mind.