News: 1 dead, several injured in collision between van and pickup on U.S. 98


HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – One person was killed and several others were injured when their vehicles collided in Hernando County on Sunday morning, reports the Citrus County Chronicle.

The incident took place near the intersection of U.S. 98 and Lake Lindsey Road at about 11:12 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man driving a van was approaching the intersection and entered the path of a pickup truck under a flashing red traffic signal.  The pickup truck crashed head-on into the left side of the van, causing the van to collide with a tree.

The van driver, a 67-year-old man from Inverness, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The 32-year-old Brooksville man driving the pickup truck and his four passengers, a woman and three children, sustained minor injuries.

If you were involved in an accident caused by another negligent driver, then you have rights and you want to make sure those rights are protected from the start. After you get evaluated by a doctor for your injuries, then you should consider calling our Hernando County Car Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton to begin helping you establish liability in the accident, handle the insurance companies involved, file your injury lawsuit, negotiate on your behalf for the full and fair compensation you are entitled to, and provide you with piece of mind. We can be reached through our online contact form or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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