Clearwater, FL (March 17, 2021) - The Clearwater Police Department responded to the scene of a fatal car accident on Wednesday. The crash took place around 12:40 p.m on Drew Street near the intersection with Highland Avenue and Crest Avenue.
According to officials, the crash happened when one vehicle crossed the yellow line and struck a second one head-on. One of the drivers was killed in the accident while the second was taken to Bayfront Health as a trauma alert with serious injuries. He was listed in serious condition. The identities of those involved have not been released. There is no word on the cause of the collision at this time.
No further information has been released. An investigation is ongoing.
Fatal car accidents in Florida are reported about eight times per day. In 2019, more than 3,000 people tragically lost their lives in crashes on Florida's roadways, making our state one of the most dangerous in the nation for motorists. Head-on accidents produce some of the most dangerous and deadly outcomes of all types of car accidents and are almost always caused by the actions of at least one negligent driver.
Our condolences are with the victim's family following this fatal head-on crash in Clearwater.
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