Channel 4 in Jacksonville reported that a single-vehicle car crash in Flagler County on November 16 took the life of a young female passenger. The car was southbound on U.S. 1 just north of Matanzas Woods Parkway. A 26-year-old man was behind the wheel when, around 2:30 a.m., he failed to round a curve, went off the road, and hit several trees. The Toyota Camry then rolled, ejecting both the driver and the passenger who were not wearing seat belts, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. While the young woman was killed at the scene, the male driver was taken to the Halifax Trauma unit. We have no word on his condition.
There is no additional information in this story as to whether or not charges will be filed or whether blood-alcohol tests were taken, though that would be standard in a crash of this type.
Someone writing to Flaglerlive.com noted that the day before was the birthday of the young driver. His friends and co-workers have nothing but kind words for him and everyone commenting is very saddened by the loss of this beautiful and kind young woman. Our condolences are extended to all of her friends and family for her sudden loss.
Casualties Among Young Motorists
The Florida fatal auto accident attorneys with Farah & Farah understand that there is nothing sadder then the loss of a young life in a car accident.
While alcohol-related fatalities declined by almost 21% in 2010 on Florida roadways, there were still 794 deaths from alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. According to state statistics, there were 43,007 drivers in crashes in Florida in the 20-24 age range, the highest number among all age groups. That age accounts for 3.05 crashes per 10,000 licensed drivers.
Unfortunately, that 20-24-year-old age group also had 388 drivers involved in fatal crashes in Florida, the group with the highest number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Florida in 2010.
Source: http://www.news4jax.com/news/21-year-old-dies-in-Flagler-County-crash/-/475880/4766706/-/mw746xz/-/; http://www.newsdaytonabeach.com/Articles/Local-News/One-Dead-One-Injured-In-Early-Morning-Palm-Coast-Crash.html