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Tragic Crash on Florida Turnpike in Osceola Florida Kills One, Injures Three


January 23, 2020

ST. CLOUD, FL- Clickorlando.com writes that a 51-year-old man died at the scene of a crash in Osceola County this week. The early morning collision also injured three others. Police reported that the victim, who was from West Palm Beach, was driving with three passengers in the northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike at the time of the wreck.*

The passengers, including a 39-year-old woman, an eighteen-year-old man, and a 21-year-old man, all sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital. 

Single-Vehicle Collisions Can Be Extremely Deadly

Some of the worst run-off-the-road types of accidents involve a car leaving the pavement and striking a roadside object. Trees and traffic poles create some of the problems, but an embankment or ditch can also cause deadly accidents. The reason for these types of incidents includes fatigue, speeding, and impairment. In some circumstances, drivers may leave the road or lose control of a vehicle because they were attempting to avoid an object in the street or roadway debris. If this occurs, it may later be unclear why the motorist left the roadway. 

Curves in the street, narrow roadways, and deteriorating surfaces all can increase the risks of these types of accidents occurring. Improving roads and basing designs on research that indicates better ways to protect drivers could greatly reduce the number of these accidents that occur each year. Specifically, features such as rumble strips can help provide a warning to motorists when they are veering off the pavement and allow them time to correct.  Moreover, providing clear zones and spaces free from poles and other features can also help keep people safe. 

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 http://toolkit.irap.org/default.asp?page=crashtype&id=5


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