An elderly man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday night, November 12, following a three-vehicle collision on State Road 44 near Ridgewood Avenue in DeLand, Florida about 7:25 p.m., according to The Orlando Sentinel.
The driver of the first vehicle, a 2006 Dodge pickup, was westbound on SR 44, also known as New York Avenue, when he crossed into the oncoming eastbound lane traffic where he sideswiped a 2000 Dodge Stratus and then struck the left front of the eastbound 2002 GMC truck driven by the 77-year-old man.
The elderly driver of the GMC truck died after being taken to a local hospital. The female driver of the Dodge Stratus suffered minor injuries. There is no word in this article on the identity of the driver of the first vehicle, however charges are pending in the multi-vehicle Florida car crash.
Our condolences go out to the family members and friends of the elderly man who was killed in this tragic Florida car accident.
The violent nature of a Florida head-on car collision can result in serious head and neck injuries, cuts from broken glass, and broken bones. Always drive defensively looking for a car that may be crossing into your lane from the opposite direction, but if you must avoid a vehicle, avoid jerking the steering wheel which can cause the car to rollover. Try to keep two wheels on the pavement and side-graze the oncoming vehicle, if possible.
If you or a loved one has been in a head-on auto accident in Orlando, you will need time to recover from your injuries. Orlando personal injury lawyers will be by your side and take care of the investigation and all of the paperwork so you can concentrate on getting well.