A driver was killed in a car accident in Sarasota County on the morning of Friday, September 25.
According to information released by the Florida Highway Patrol, a 53-year-old man from Sarasota was driving his Ford pickup east on Clark Road toward a red light at Lockwood Ridge Road at approximately 9:00 that morning. However, he failed to stop at the stop line and drove right into the intersection, colliding with a Honda vehicle that was trying to turn left from Lockwood Ridge on to Clark. That blow caused the Honda to collide with a Toyota sedan driven by a 23-year-old Bradenton woman.
The 93-year-old female driver of the Honda sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Toyota driver received minor injuries, and the driver of the pickup, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, also received minor injuries.
The FHP was forced to close down the intersection for several hours for cleanup and investigation into the accident.
Failure to follow traffic law can result in fatal collisions
One of the most basic rules of the road is that drivers are expected to stop at red lights or stop signs. A failure to do so, especially at busy intersections, can result in significant accidents that can result in serious or fatal injuries.
Depending on the circumstances of such an accident, a responsible driver could be punished with anything from fines and citations to loss of a driver’s license or time spent in jail.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced Bradenton auto accident lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.