Two People are Killed and Two Others Injured in Wakulla County Accident on Mother’s Day
WAKULLA COUNTY, FLORIDA - According to an online news article published by www.wctv.tv, two people were killed, and two others sustained serious injuries in a devastating Mother’s Day accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, in the afternoon of May 12, 2019, a Ford Escape failed to stop at a stop sign and flashing lights at the intersection of State Road 363 and Highway 98 in Wakulla County. The Ford Escape subsequently drove into the path of a Dodge Ram. The collision caused the Ford to overturn, resulting in two deaths and two seriously injured individuals.
All four occupants of the Ford were taken to an area hospital for treatment. The driver and one of the passengers of the Ford suffered fatal injuries. The two other passengers of the Ford sustained serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge was uninjured.
Criminal charges are pending as the Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident. Given the driver of the Ford allegedly ran a stop sign, it is unclear whether the driver of the Dodge Ram should be expected to face any criminal charges. However, additional details about the accident, such as how fast each driver was traveling at the time of the accident, and whether any driver was inattentive at the time of the accident, are unknown.
Red light and stop sign accidents are a common cause of some of the most tragic accidents to hit Florida. Stopping at a red light or stop sign seems like a simple duty that motorists have followed for decades. However, sometimes the simplest mistakes are the deadliest. As such, all motorists have work to do to eliminate the incidence of needless and preventable accidents.
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