Sumter County, FL (October 14, 2020) - Police in Sumter County responded to the scene of a head-on crash in Sumter County on Wednesday, October 14th. The crash happened on County Road 48 near the intersection of Southwest 41st Terrace.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 31-year-old was driving a pickup truck that was traveling westbound on CR 48. For unknown reasons, the truck crossed the centerline of the roadway and traveled into the eastbound lane where it collided head-on with a sedan traveling in the opposite direction. Both cars then came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. The 18-year-old female sedan driver died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries. Neither driver was wearing their seat belt at the time of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation at this time. There is no word on whether charges are expected to be filed.
Fatal car accidents in Florida take place multiple times each day. In fact, a deadly accident is reported about once every three hours, and more than 3,000 people tragically lost their lives in crashes across our state last year. The prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways means that serious and fatal crashes will continue to occur, regardless of other precautions that can be taken.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of the woman who was killed in this tragic Sumter County car accident.
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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