Lecanto, FL – Woman Killed in Head-on Collision on CR-491Orlando Legal News
Lecanto, FL (July 16, 2020) – Last evening, July 15, a woman was killed in a head-on collision that took place between two vehicles in Lecanto.
The Florida Highway Patrol and numerous other officials were present at the scene of the accident, which took place on a major highway in Citrus County around 5 p.m. last evening.
FHP reported that an unidentified 40-year-old man was traveling southbound on CR-491 around the area of West Glen Pines Court when his vehicle left the southbound lanes of traffic and veered into the other lane toward the oncoming traffic.
A 61-year-old woman was driving northbound at the time and was unable to avoid colliding with the wrong-way driver.
The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Police did not say if the man involved was injured as a result of the accident but he remained at the scene.
Police continue their investigation into the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Florida
There are many types of accidents that lead to catastrophic and life-threatening results every year in the state of Florida. Among the most horrific types of accidents are head-on collisions, which account for approximately 2% of accidents on our roadways. These accidents tend to occur when a driver is not paying close attention to the roads around them, causing them to cross the median and head straight into oncoming traffic. However, these accidents can also happen due to intoxicated driving, low visibility, and many other reasons that are sometimes out of our control.
If you believe that a head-on collision took the life of a loved one due to neglect, you may find that you and your family have a wrongful death claim in Florida. These claims are brought by either surviving family members or a representative of a loved one’s estate. These claims can be especially complex and difficult to handle on your own, especially when you are grieving the loss of a loved one while you attempt to recover compensation for a wide array of aspects. You may find that, through your claim, you are able to gain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. A personal injury attorney who has experience in wrongful death claims will be able to guide you through these challenges so that you can move forward.
Our attorneys at Vaughan Law Group are dedicated to helping family members obtain compensation for their losses following a fatal accident. If you believe that someone’s negligence has contributed to the loss of a loved one and you wonder where you can turn in these unexpected and complex times, you have the help of a skilled attorney on your side who will assist you through all steps of the legal process. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Florida to find out how we can help you at (407) 648-1426.
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