Marion County T-Bone Crash Leaves One Dead
A crash in Marion County that happened on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13th, resulted in the death of one person and the injury of another. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, it was sometime around 2:45 in the afternoon when the incident occurred along U.S. 27 and County Road 464B. Two cars were involved in the crash, and it is believed that the cars each only contained one person.
A white Toyota was traveling down the northern lane of CR-464B when they reached the intersection of this road and U.S. 27. At the same time, a westbound Hyundai SUV reached the same intersection while traveling along U.S. 27. It is believed that both of the vehicles reached the intersection at or close to the same time, but the Hyundai reportedly possessed the right of way at the time of the crash.
For reasons that are not clear, the Toyota crossed the intersection at the same time as the Hyundai, a move that was in clear violation of the Hyundai’s right of way. The Hyundai was also traveling through the intersection at this time, and the two vehicle’s conflicting trajectories resulted in the cars colliding with one another.
The front of the Hyundai struck the front driver side of the Toyota in a T-bone formation, inflicting massive damage to the Toyota and its driver as a result. Emergency dispatchers were notified about the incident almost immediately after it happened and there were soon numerous first response teams at the area offering medical help to the injured drivers.
T-Bone crashes are particularly deadly to those along the horizontal line of the accident as they are usually separated from the collision by only a door and a window. This being the case, the driver of the Toyota suffered the brunt of the damage in the accident. Paramedics reportedly pronounced him dead at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Hyundai was also injured in the incident, although it is believed that the extent of their injuries was minor and that they were able to be adequately treated at the scene of the collision.
The incident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.