A 34-year-old Bronson woman was killed in a traffic crash in Levy County Wednesday morning.
A 15-year-old female passenger, also from Bronson, was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred around 6:43 a.m. on U.S. 27.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer west in the outside lane and lost control of the sport utility vehicle. It veered onto the shoulder for about 120 feet before hitting a tree.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
If you have been seriously injured, or if you have had a loved one killed in an accident in Florida where the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, pole, barrier, house, parked car or other fixed object, you are probably seeking answers to your legal questions. A Levy County Auto Accident Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you get the answers you are looking for during this difficult time.
Auto accidents in which a car, truck or SUV exits the roadway and hits a tree, utility pole, building, traffic barrier or some other fixed object are some of the most deadly types of motor vehicle accidents. Auto accidents involving a vehicle that left the street, roadway or highway and struck a fixed object are responsible for 20 percent of deaths across the country each year.
If you or a family member has been in a serious car accident the first thing you should do is get medical treatment for your injuries. Second, please call a Levy County Auto Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton at 352-369-5334 to protect your rights while handling your injury claim, or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation so you can learn about your rights and options regarding your accident claim.