A husband and wife were killed on Saturday, August 27, after they were hit by a car heading the wrong way on U.S. Highway 27 in Ocala. The 43-year-old man and 40-year-old woman died at the intersection of the highway with Northwest 154th Avenue Road just after 11 p.m. The woman was driving a 2000 Chevrolet sedan southbound in the left lane of U.S. 27 when a 35-year-old man from Williston driving a 1998 Jeep was northbound in the same lane. Everyone was wearing a seat belt and the Jeep driver suffered minor injuries. He was taken to Shands Hospital and could be charged with this deadly crash for being the at-fault driver that caused the death of these two people.
People writing into The Ocala Star-Banner report that the couple were parents to three children. Our condolences go out to the entire family and friends of this couple for their sudden passing. This crash marks the 44th and 45th fatalities for Marion County so far this year.
An experienced Florida car accident attorney will often look at DUI as a reason one driver might drift into the lane of an oncoming car. Farah & Farah reminds us that driving is serious business. Drive defensively and stay in your lane always watching to see if oncoming traffic is on their side of the line. If you must avoid a vehicle, act fast and try not to jerk the wheel which can result in a rollover, particularly if you are in an SUV or any vehicle with a high center of gravity. Try to keep at least two wheels on the pavement if you must swerve, which allows more control of the vehicle.