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Tragic Marion County Wreck Kills One, Injures Another in Florida


January 25, 2020

MARION COUNTY, FL- Wctv.tv writes that a motorist died in a tragic crash in Marion County, Florida. The victim, identified as a 62-year-old woman, was traveling north on US Highway 27 when the other driver, a 51-year-old man, struck the rear of her car.*

Responders transported both of the drivers to the hospital, where the woman died from her injuries. The man’s condition was declared serious, but he is expected to survive. 

Rear-end accidents are some of the more common types of collisions on the road. These incidents often involve nothing more than property damage or minor injuries, but each year, about 1,700 victims die in such wrecks. Most rear-end accidents are the result of inattentive drivers. A driver who fails to keep his or her eyes on the road is likely to end up striking the rear of another vehicle. 

Fortunately, this type of incident will likely occur much less often when most vehicles on the road are equipped with crash avoidance technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that these systems are able to prevent many accidents, and reports that the decline in vehicle occupant deaths seen in recent years is likely the result of more crash avoidance systems being used on the road. 

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.nhtsa.gov/equipment/driver-assistance-technologies and https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/One-person-killed-another-seriously-hurt-in-Marion-County-crash-567191081.html


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