Fatal Wrong-way Collision on U.S. 41 in Tampa, Florida
PALM RIVER/CLAIR-MEL, FL - A news article posted on tampabay.com states that a 20-year-old woman from Tampa was driving in the wrong direction and caused a severe accident.* The wrong-way driver tragically died when she collided with another motor vehicle along U.S. 41 south of Tampa, Florida. The accident occurred this past Sunday morning.
The other motorist, a 21-year-old woman from Tampa, Florida, received critical injuries in the crash that occurred around 7 AM along U.S. 41 by Old U.S. 41. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, neither woman was wearing a seatbelt.
The first vehicle, a Chevrolet, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 when it struck a Nissan heading southbound. The vehicles collided almost head-on, rotated, and then came to rest in the southbound lanes and median.
The Highway Patrol did not publically release the identities of the women due to its interpretation of Marsy’s Law. The accident is currenlty under investigation.
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