Palm Harbor, FL (November 22, 2020) - An 83-year-old woman from Palm Harbor was hurt in a car accident that took place on Saturday, November 21st. The crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 19.
According to police, the woman was traveling northbound on U.S. 19 when she stopped to make a left turn into a business. As she turned, her car collided with a pickup truck driven by a 28-year-old man from Oldsmar. The woman was critically injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The pickup truck driver sustained minor injuries and received treatment at the scene. There is no word on the identities of the victims at this time. The crash caused delays at the scene as motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel.
There is no word on potential charges relating to the crash at this time. An investigation remains ongoing and no additional information is available.
Florida car accidents take place hundreds of times each day. On average, a crash is reported about once every 92 seconds. Drivers must always be aware of their surroundings and should drive carefully to ensure their safety as well as the safety of other motorists around them. Not all car accidents, however, are avoidable. Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways, there are thousands of innocent drivers and passengers who will suffer injuries because of the careless actions of others.
Our thoughts go out to all affected by this car accident in Palm Harbor. We hope that the victims make a full 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 or personal injury that are 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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