Cottage Hill Accident Results in Tragic Death of Two People
COTTAGE HILL, FL – According to an online news report at northescambia.com, the Florida Highway Patrol confirms that an accident occurred which claimed the lives of two individuals and seriously hurt two others.*
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old woman from Cantonment, Florida was going north on Highway 95A at Coweta Road, southbound from McKenzie Road, when her 2007 Ford Focus exited the roadway and hit into a utility pole in the early morning hours. The woman’s vehicle wrapped around the utility pole and came to rest between railroad tracks and Highway 95A.
Two of the woman’s passengers, a 15-year-old and an 18-year-old died at the scene of the accident. The driver and another passenger, an 18-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries in the accident, were transported by the Escambia County EMS to an area hospital for treatment.
The driver was the only individual in the vehicle who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The accident is not deemed to have involved alcohol. It is unknown at this time whether charges will be filed in this case. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
There are several causes of car accidents, of which include the following:
- Distracted driving. Whether you are eating, drinking, talking on a cellphone, texting, emailing, of fiddling with a GPS system or radio, these behaviors can take your eyes off of the road and lead to serious and sometimes fatal accidents.
- Speeding. Speeding is one of the top causes of accidents as it reduces your ability to react in time to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
- Reckless driving. Whether a driver is abruptly changing lanes, traveling at an excess rate of speed or engaged in overly aggressive driving, this can cause serious and sometimes deadly crashes.
- Impairment. Intoxicated drivers have delayed judgment, which could lead to severe accidents. Drivers are urged to use a designated driver or take a taxi home in the event that they have been drinking.
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