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Woman Dies in Tragic DeBary Crash on State Road 417


March 15, 2020

SANFORD, FL- News-journalonline.com writes that a woman was killed in a car crash on State Road 417 when another driver swerved into her traffic lane striking her car.*

The impact caused the victim’s 2016 Chevy Spark to overturn multiple times, and the 66-year-old woman was thrown from the car. Responders rushed her to the Central Florida Regional Hospital, where she died a short while later from her injuries. 

Police stated that the other driver was a 33-year-old man from Altamonte Springs who was traveling in the left northbound lane in the mid-morning. He veered into the right lane causing the back of his 2002 Toyota pickup truck to collide with the driver’s side of the victim’s car. 

The investigation is still ongoing, but charges are currently pending against the man operating the Toyota. 

Rollover collisions often lead to fatal results. While only a small percent of all car crashes, about three percent, involve a vehicle overturning, these wrecks cause around one out of every three crash-related fatalities. A large part of the reason that these incidents are so deadly is that they often cause a person to be ejected from their car. Vehicle ejections lead to death about three-quarters of the time. 

When it comes to surviving a rollover crash, the best bet is to buckle up. While seat belts are not 100 percent effective at preventing people from being thrown from their cars, they greatly reduce the risk and increase the chances of a person surviving any type of crash. In fact, other safety equipment, including airbags, sometimes only works effectively when a person is properly buckled up. 

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.news-journalonline.com/news/20200228/debary-woman-killed-in-seminole-county-crash and https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/02/rollover-101/index.htm


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