Two Georgia Men Involved in Florida Vehicle Accident; One Critically Injured
FROSTPROOF, FL. – August 17, 2018 (dailyridge.com) Two men from Georgia were involved in a vehicle accident August 16 in Frostproof, Florida. One of the men was injured, according to an online news report about the crash on dailyridge.com.*
The crash occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on August 16. Lucas Hernandez, 27, of Moses Lake, Washington, was driving a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck on Highway 27 in Frostproof. Isaac Blast, 26, of Georgia, and Osiel Vasquez, 23, of Georgia, were riding in the F-350 with Hernandez at the time. Near the area of Collany Lane, Hernandez lost control of the pickup and traveled into the median, after which the vehicle rolled over. Debris flew off the pickup and struck a second Ford F-350, driven by Dokrys Mejia, 39, of Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Department said Hernandez was airlifted to Osceola Regional in critical condition, and Blast was transported via ambulance to Lakeland Regional Medical Center also in critical condition. Vasquez and Mejia were reportedly not injured.
Florida authorities are continuing to investigate the collision and have not released any additional information at this time. The cause of the accident is not yet known.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates in Florida were 15.4 deaths per every 100,000 people and 1.44 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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