Panama City, FL (September 16, 2018) - A head-on crash Saturday, September 15th in Panama City left one person dead and two more seriously hurt. The crash happened on State Road 388.
Police say that, just after 2:30, a Ford Explorer driven by 59 year old Anthony Gilyard and a Toyota Tundra driven by 58 year old David Hale collided in the westbound lanes of the highway. Hale was killed in the collision. Gilyard and a 9 year old passenger both sustained serious injuries and were transported to Bay Medical Sacred Heart Hospital. Both the east and westbound lanes were shut down following the crash but later reopened.
Authorities have not released any other details of the crash. An investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Fatalities in Florida car accidents take place approximately every three hours. Our state experiences over 250,000 injury accidents each year. The causes for these accidents vary but typically are caused by some form of driver error, also known as negligence.
In this accident, the police will continue to investigate to determine which driver failed to maintain their lane, thus causing the head-on crash. A variety of factors, including distraction and impairment will also be considered as officers put the sequence of events together. Ultimately, the injured victim or their family will have legal rights against the negligent driver.
At Rubenstein Law, we know how serious and devastating a Florida car accident can be. In times of need, we are here to help. We can assist you with getting compensation you deserve to help restore your life back to normal. To speak with an attorney for free, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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