Citrus County, FL (November 19, 2019) - Two cars were involved in a crash in Citrus County on Tuesday, November 19th. The crash was reported near the intersection with State Road 200 and East Orchid Street around noon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, James Ruggiero was traveling southbound on SR 200. At the same time, Lawrence Derocher was traveling northbound on the same road. Derocher attempted to make a left turn. Ruggiero failed to observe Derocher's vehicle and the two vehicles collided with one another. Derocher was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. Traffic in the area was slowed as a result of the crash.
The FHP is investigating. There is no additional information available at this time.
This year, there will be about 400,000 car accidents reported across Florida. About 250,000 of these crashes will also involve injuries to one or more individuals involved. Whether you are a passenger or driver, you could have a claim for compensation if you are injured in a crash that was not your fault. Negligent driving occurs frequently on our streets and highways, and when you are hurt by another's negligence, you may receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and, lost wages.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a crash, it is important to speak with a Florida car accident lawyer concerning your legal rights.
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