Three Dead, One Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash in Sumter County
A blown tire is believed to be behind an incident which took place within Sumter County on a Friday morning in late August and resulted in a head-on collision with fatalities. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol working within Sumter County stated that the incident took place sometime close to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, the 30th of August.
At this time, a 48-year-old individual was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Blazer and making their way down State Road 50. It was not clear which direction the woman was traveling at this time, and it is not known whether or not there were any witnesses that shared the information about the following collision with the authorities or if the investigation was able to piece together the events via careful study of the are where the crash took place.
The reports from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that it was while the 48-year-old was still on State Road 50 that something happened to cause their front left tire to burst. It is not known if this was due to road conditions or if the tire was simply old and needed replacement, but the fact of the matter is that after the tire blew the driver lost control of the vehicle and wound up crossing over the center line and into the path of an oncoming Ford SUV.
The driver of the Blazer and the driver of the Ford were not able to maneuver their cars away from one another with enough speed, and the two cars wound up colliding head-on with one another with tremendous force, inflicting severe injuries upon the occupants of both cars. Emergency response teams rushed to the scene immediately after receiving notification of the incident.
The 48-year-old driver of the Blazer as well as a 54-year-old who was behind the wheel of the Ford SUV were both declared dead at the scene of the collision. Another individual, a 49-year-old who was traveling within the Blazer, was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center. They were declared dead sometime after arriving at the medical facility. A fourth person involved, a 54-year-old who had been traveling within the SUV, was taken to another hospital within the area where, at the time of this writing, she remains in grave condition.
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.