Mount Plymouth, FL (May 27, 2019) - A 74-year-old man from Mount Dora is dead following a head-on crash on State Road 46, near Camp Challenge Road. The accident took place on Saturday, May 25th, around 6:00 p.m.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, 74-year-old Gilbert Freeman was driving a 2015 Toyota in the westbound lanes when his vehicle suddenly veered into the eastbound lanes. While in the eastbound lanes, Freeman's car collided with a 2016 Jeep SUV, driven by 54-year-old Patricia Smith, of Deltona. The impact resulted in fatal injuries for Freeman, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation at this time.
We are deeply saddened to hear of this head-on crash which claimed the life of Gilbert Freeman and left Patricia Smith injured. Head-on collisions are a major cause of many fatal Florida car accidents.
Fatal crashes are reported around every three hours across our state. In the aftermath of a fatal crash, police will conduct an in-depth investigation into the scene in order to determine how the accident occurred. Impairment, distraction, and reckless driving, such as speeding, all play major roles in many fatal accidents.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one in a Florida traffic accident, you may have legal rights. Under our law, the next-of-kin can bring a wrongful death claim when an act of negligence results in the death of an innocent person. For a free consultation with one of our Florida car accident attorneys, please give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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