The jcfloridan.com reports that a Calhoun County auto accident claimed the life of an elderly Marianna woman and sent two men to a local hospital with serious injuries. Florida Highway Patrol accident investigators say that the 81-year-old woman was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital after the accident where she was pronounced dead from her injuries. They say she was driving a 1999 Dodge car northbound on County Road 275 when she failed to observe a stop sign, and violated the right of way of a southbound 1995 Toyota pickup truck on State Road 71.
After running the stop sign, officers say she drove her car into the path of the Toyota that was towing a trailer and utility vehicle. The pickup truck was driven by a 37-year-old Blountstown man who had a 43-year-old passenger, also from Blountstown. After the left side of the elderly woman’s car collided with the front of the pickup truck, police say her car spun out of control and came to a stop on a driveway culvert east of State Road 71. The collision also caused the truck to spin, resulting in the separation of the truck and its trailer and utility vehicle. The trailer ended up on the shoulder of SR 71 and the utility vehicle rolled and ended up on its right side on the other shoulder of SR 71. Both occupants of the Toyota pickup were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.
Elderly drivers on Florida’s streets and highways are much more likely to suffer very serious and even fatal injuries in auto accidents. Many no longer have the reflexes and driving skills that they once had and as a result, they must take and pass driving competency tests far more often than younger drivers do to ensure that they can safely operate their vehicles. If they are involved in a car accident, they face a long and very expensive road to recovery and may not have the financial means to pay their medical bills, putting them and their families in a very difficult position.
If you have been injured or a family member has been injured or killed in an auto accident, Orlando auto accident lawyer James O. Cunningham may be able to assist you in the recovery of the financial compensation you deserve to help pay medical expenses and other bills. He offers free consultations and works on a contingency-fee basis. Call Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham today to schedule your free consultation at one of his Central Florida law offices near you.
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