A two-vehicle crash in Marion County that left two men hospitalized appears to have been entirely preventable. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, an 82-year-old driver was behind the wheel of a Ford Explorer and southbound on County Road 301 on the morning of November 23. When he attempted to turn left onto County Road 318, he collided with an approaching semi tractor-trailer that did not have enough time to avoid the intersection accident.
At the time, both vehicles had a green light but not an arrow for the elderly driver to signal the left turn. The semi driver is a 41-year-old man from Jacksonville who was not hurt in the collision. However, the 82-year-old was in critical condition at a local hospital and his 70-year-old passenger had serious injuries. The passenger was wearing his seat belt, but The Florida Times-Union was not sure about the driver.
Our best wishes go out for a speedy recovery of the two people riding in the Explorer.
In an accident of this kind, it is important to have a representative on the scene as soon as you can afterwards. An experienced Florida auto accident attorney must consider every possibility as to what may have caused this accident. Was the roadway ahead clearly visible, allowing the driver to see the vehicles approaching? Were drugs or alcohol involved? Since this crash happened about 9:30 a.m. there were no lighting issues, but was there fog or rain?
Call the Marion County truck accident attorneys with Farah & Farah immediately after an auto accident so we can intervene on your behalf and offer you a confidential and comprehensive review of your case so you can recover.