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Port Orange Woman Collides with Motorist on I-95 in Fatal Crash

Posted on October 25, 2011

Thursday night, October 20, Historic City News reported that a Port Orange woman was killed when she collided with another motorist on I-95 around 8 p.m. The woman was in the center lane on the interstate heading north from St. Augustine when, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), she drifted into the right lane just south of the International Golf Partway exit. According to the FHP report, the 46-year-old woman’s vehicle was hit by the left front of another car driven by a 42-year-old man. The collision sent her car off the interstate and into two trees. An investigation is underway as to why she went off the road and a blood alcohol test was taken.

Unfortunately, this mother of two was not wearing her seat belt and died in the crash. The 42-year-old driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Our condolences are extended to her friends and family for this woman’s sudden loss.
While it seems we hear about tragic fatal auto accidents every week, Florida Traffic Crash Statistics issued by the state annually show that the number of crashes on Florida roadways declined by 4.6% between 2009 and 2010 to 2,444 fatalities. Roadway fatalities declined more than 30 percent since 2005.

While the numbers show an improving picture, traffic crashes are largely preventable if everyone takes driving seriously, follows the speed limit, wears a seat belt, and does not drive distracted or fatigued. It sounds simple enough, but if you have been the victim of a driver who did not follow these simple rules, be sure to call The Florida car accident lawyers of Farah & Farah to find out how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve for the losses you’ve suffered as a result of someone else’s carelessness.

Source: http://www.historiccity.com/2011/staugustine/news/florida/woman-hits-semi-trees-killed-scene-19952; http://www.news4jax.com/news/29550154/detail.html; http://www.flhsmv.gov/hsmvdocs/CS2010.pdf