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Tragic Osceola County Crash Kills One, Injures Three on Turnpike


January 19, 2020

ST. CLOUD, FL- Clickorlando.com writes that a driver died from injuries sustained in a crash this week in Osceola County, Florida. The single-vehicle wreck took place on the Florida Turnpike in the early morning close to St. Cloud.*

The driver, identified as a 51-year-old man, died at the scene of the wreck. Reports indicate that the victim was from West Palm Beach. Three passengers in the vehicles were injured in the crash, including a 39-year-old woman, an eighteen-year-old man, and a 21-year-old man. The two young men are reported as being in serious condition. 

Single-vehicle crashes kill thousands of occupants in vehicles across the country every year. Many of these incidents involve cars rolling over. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration writes that these incidents are caused by a number of factors, including road conditions, driver behavior, and the type of vehicle involved. Pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs tend to ride higher off the ground and present a greater risk of rolling over when involved in single-vehicle collisions. 

Speed is a Major Contributor of Serious Auto Accidents

Speed is a common offender in severe auto accidented not only when drivers are exceeding the speed limit, but also when drivers are traveling at the speed limit on a road that permits faster-moving traffic. About four out of ten rollovers involve a speeding driver, and about three-quarters of these crashes occur where the speed limit is at or above 55 miles per hour. 

Impairment frequently causes these incidents as well, with about half of all rollovers involving a driver who has consumed alcohol. 

Other types of severe single-vehicle collisions are those in which the vehicle strikes a fixed object. Fixed object crashes lead to about twenty percent of vehicle occupant deaths. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com -click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.clickorlando.com/traffic/2020/01/16/driver-killed-3-hurt-in-crash-on-turnpike-in-osceola-county/ and https://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle-Shoppers/Rollover/Causes and https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/collisions-with-fixed-objects-and-animals

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