A 65-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision with another vehicle on Moccasin Wallow Road in Palmetto on Saturday, February 22.
According to troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving his 2010 Honda CR heading east on Moccasin Wallow Road at about 9:24 that morning, just over a half mile east of Carter Road. Suddenly, a 22-year-old man driving a 1995 Toyota 4Runner westbound crossed into his path, resulting in a head-on collision.
Both men were rushed to Blake Medical Center in Palmetto for treatment, where the man driving the CR was pronounced dead. The other driver, who caused the accident, was listed as being in serious condition.
The Florida Highway Patrol continued to investigate the crash.
Head-on collisions usually have more serious results
Unfortunately, the vast majority of head-on collisions are much more likely to result in serious injury or death. Two vehicles traveling toward each other and colliding at high speed will result in a much larger impact than two vehicles traveling in the same direction. In addition, front-end collisions are much more likely to be serious than when the impact is focused on a different section of the vehicle.
Drivers are expected to stay on their side of the road at all times. Head-on collisions are frequently a result of driver inattention or the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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