New Smyrna Beach, FL (September 13, 2020) - One man was killed and another was hurt in a wrong-way crash that took place in New Smyrna Beach just after midnight on Sunday. The collision occurred around 12:40 a.m. on State Road 44 near Taganana Drive.
According to a report from the scene, the deceased victim was traveling westbound in a sedan when he collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle. The man, identified only as a 39-year-old from Sanford, died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, a 39-year-old man from Pompano Beach, sustained serious injuries in the crash. The man from Sanford has not been identified by authorities. There is no information on the cause of the crash at this time.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing by the Florida Highway Patrol. No further details are available.
Fatal car accidents are reported in Florida about once every three hours. Head-on crashes are among the most dangerous and destructive types of accidents that we see on our roadways. Usually, when a head-on crash occurs, at least one driver is being negligent. Head-on collisions normally occur due to distraction or impairment. Police will continue to investigate this crash in order to determine the cause.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic crash. Our thoughts are also with the victim and we hope that he is able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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