Tragic Collision on Embassy Boulevard Kills One, Injures Two Others in Florida
BAYONET POINT, FL- Patch.com writes that a man died in a crash in Florida over the weekend. The incident took place at the intersection of Cochise Lane and Embassy Boulevard in the late evening. The victim, identified as a 24-year-old man from Honduras, died in the wreck.*
Reports indicate that a 41-year-old woman from Tampa was traveling westbound in a Hyundai Kona while the victim was driving a Ford Focus eastbound. The victim lost control of the Focus and drifted onto the sidewalk, where he collided with a sign before veering back onto the road and striking the Hyundai head-on.
The victim died at the scene of the wreck. The driver in the Hyundai and her passenger, a 61-year-old woman from Port Richey, moth suffered severe injuries in the crash. The two women were transported to the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point for treatment.
Head-on collisions are often fatal because they cause life-threatening injuries even at relatively low speeds. Studies conducted on crash survival rates indicate that the chances of a person living after being involved in a head-on collision dwindle once the vehicles involved are traveling at 43-miles-per-hour. The risk of death is high even when the occupants are in safe vehicles with seatbelts fastened and functional airbags. When it comes to high forces on the body, there is only so much a car can do to prevent injuries to the occupants. People may experience internal injuries and harm, even with all of the protections provided by their vehicles. In order to stay safe, avoiding high-speed roads that are not divided by a median is the best course of action.
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Sources:https://patch.com/florida/newportrichey/1-killed-2-seriously-injured-accident-embassy-boulevard and https://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/how-to-survive-a-head-on-collision-slow-down-to-below-43mph/