Columbia County, FL (December 7, 2018) - A 91-year-old man died and a 27-year-old suffered serious injuries in a crash that took place in Columbia County on Wednesday, December 5th.
The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene at US 441 and Lassie Black Street around 7:00 pm in reference to the accident. According to reports, a Buick Lacrosse was traveling east on Lassie Black when it ran through a stop sign and crashed into a Kia Sorrento. The Sorrento was traveling northbound on US 441 at the time of the collision.
The Buick driver, George Alford, was transported to Shands Lake Shore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Kia was taken to UF Health Shands for treatment of serious injuries. The Kia driver has not been identified.
Charges are pending in the crash according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
This year, over 250,000 people will be injured in car accidents across our state. Car accidents happen suddenly and without warning. One minute you are driving down the roadway minding your own business and the next you find yourself in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital. A Florida car accident can turn your world upside down, causing you to incur major medical bills and deal with painful and debilitating injuries, all while attempting to continue going about your daily routine.
At Rubenstein Law, we understand the struggles faced by accident victims in the aftermath of an injury crash. Since 1988, we have assisted injured Floridians in receiving compensation when they have been the victim of someone else's negligence. If you have been hurt by the negligence of another driver, we want to help. For your free consultation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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