Central Florida Car Accident
Labor Day weekend is notoriously one of the most dangerous weekends for Florida car accidents. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), there are typically more car accidents during the Labor Day weekend than any other holidays except Thanksgiving. According to the NSC, over the past five years three has been an average of 375 deadly car accidents per Labor Day weekend – 37% of which are caused, or at least partially caused, by someone driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
A recent article published in the Gainesville Sun reports that two Santa Fe College students were killed in a car accident early in the morning of September 27, 2009 when they rolled their vehicle while fleeing from a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy. Accident investigators say the single-car accident occurred at the intersection of County Road 329 west of NE 30th Court in North Marion County. The 18-year-old driver of a black 1999 Chevrolet Camaro and his 18-year-old passenger were reportedly traveling eastbound on CR 329 at a very high rate of speed around 1 a.m.