A woman from New York was killed and a man and a woman from Bradenton were injured in a head-on collision that occurred in Sarasota.
The accident occurred on a Saturday in late February at approximately 6:40 p.m. on University Parkway, close to its intersection with Desoto Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 67-year-old New York woman was driving her sedan in the left lane on the eastbound side of the road. At one point, one of her left tires hit the curb of the median, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The car then careened across the median on to the westbound side of the highway and into the path of another sedan, driven by a 70-year-old man and and containing a 70-year-old female passenger.
The New York woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and was not wearing a seatbelt.
Head-on collisions have serious results
Head-on collisions have a much greater likelihood of causing serious or fatal accidents due to the physics involved. When they occur at high speed the results are likely to be even worse.
All drivers are expected to remain on their side of the road. There are a variety of factors that can cause a driver to cross a median, and most of these factors are within the driver’s own control.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by an inattentive driver, contact an experienced Sarasota, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.