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Man Dies in Tragic Crash Near Ocala, Florida


February 10, 2020

MARION COUNTY, FL- Ocala.com writes that a 23-year-old man from Ocklawaha died this week in a wreck that occurred in the early morning at the intersection of Southwest 100th Avenue and Southeast 130th Street. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the victim’s vehicle was the only one involved in the collision.*

Reports indicate that the young man was operating a 2009 Nissan Altima and driving southbound when he lost control of the car on a curve. The driver veered off the right side of the road and collided with a sign. The victim then overcorrected the Altima, and the car began to rotate. The vehicle crossed over the pavement and then left to the roadway on the right side. After striking another sign, the car then began to roll until it struck a tree. 

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about 39 percent of all car occupants killed in collisions in 2018 died in one vehicle wrecks. The numbers are higher for pickup truck occupants, 56 percent of whom died in single-vehicle crashes, and SUV occupants, 52 percent of whom were killed in one vehicle collisions. 

The likely reason for the lower number of single-vehicle crash deaths in sedans is that they are less likely to roll over than SUVs and pickup trucks. While these larger vehicles have a higher risk of being in fatal rollover accidents than smaller cars, the heavier vehicles are better at protecting occupants in multiple vehicle crashes and impacts. 

Single-vehicle run-off-the-road collisions are often caused by drivers who are speeding, drunk, or drowsy. Curvy roadways are also a risk factor in these incidents. 

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Sources:https://www.ocala.com/news/20200203/man-killed-in-vehicle-crash-east-of-ocala and https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/passenger-vehicle-occupants#trends and https://www.forbes.com/2010/09/22/avoid-single-car-crashes-lifestyle-vehicles-driving-safety.html#22371b251043


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