Fatal Crash on Ferdon Boulevard Kills One in Crestview, Florida
CRESTVIEW, FL- Nwfdailynews.com writes that a three-vehicle collision killed one individual earlier this week in Crestview. The victim, a 38-year-old man from Laurel Hill, was traveling northbound on Ferdon Boulevard when he veered across the center line and into oncoming traffic. The victim crashed head-on into an Audi that was traveling in the opposite direction.*
The victim’s pickup truck then struck a curb and a sign before smashing into a tree on the side of the roadway. One witness said that the tree was three feet into the place where the motor of the pickup truck should have been.
The other driver, a 64-year-old man from Crestview, reportedly did not suffer injuries in the collision. A part of the sign the victim's vehicle struck broke off and caused damage to a parked vehicle in a nearby driveway.
Police do not know what caused the victim to drift off course.
On many roadways, head-on collisions happen in a blink of an eye just because a driver loses focus. When cars are separated by nothing but lines painted on the pavement, vehicles can cross into oncoming traffic within an instant. Medians and other barriers are a good way to prevent many of these accidents from occurring.
Like most crashes, head-on collisions are typically the result of human error. Drivers can reduce their chances of dying in a head-on collision by staying alert and sober. However, because another driver can drift over the line at any time, one good way to avoid dying in a head-on collision is to choose roadways with medians or low-speed limits.
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