Florida Highway Patrol has reported to the Ocala Star Banner that a 27-year-old man has died as a result of losing control of his vehicle in Marion County. FHP reports that the man’s 2000 Nissan pickup truck was headed south on County Road 314A near Southeast 65th lane when he lost control, struck a tree and was ejected.
Reportedly the man was flown to Gainesville, where officials at Shands University of Florida Hospital pronounced the young man dead. FHP has concluded the young man was not wearing his seatbelt. It is unknown at the time of this post whether or not any other cars witnessed the crash, if others were involved in the turn or have an estimate as to the driver’s speed prior to allegedly losing control.
Marion County and Ocala have incurred 30 traffic related fatalities this year. Thirty traffic homicides would suggest that we are on pace to see less deaths, as 2008 reportedly had 96 traffic fatalities. However, summer and the holiday season are still in fornt of us and these are the times when alcohol and youngsters, which are out of school, collide with sometimes drastic results.
If you or a loved one has been injured or mourning the loss of a loved one due to a Motor Vehicle Accident, contact Ocala Car Accident Attorney Jason Melton at 352-726-0078 or online.