CITRUS COUNTY, FL – Three people suffered severe injuries after a collision between two pickup trucks in Citrus County last Tuesday.
According to the Citrus County Chronicle, the collision happened on March 15 as a 48-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with his 10-year-old in the back seat. They were headed east on West Grover Cleveland Boulevard near South Peasant Point.
An oncoming driver in a Ford Ranger, a 28-year-old Homassassa man, was approaching the same intersection.
The Chevrolet’s driver reached into the backseat to hand a cellphone to the child when his truck drifted into the westbound lanes and struck the Ford almost head-on.
The driver of the Chevrolet was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
The man driving the Ford as well as a 22-year-old female passenger were each taken to HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital and Bravera Health ER Citrus Hills, respectively. They suffered incapacitating injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The 10-year-old boy had “possible” injuries but was not hospitalized.
The Chevrolet’s driver was cited for failing to stay in their driving lane. The Ford’s driver received a ticket for driving without a license and failing to wear a seatbelt.
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash caused by distracted driving or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Citrus County car accident lawyers at Whittle & Melton can fight to ensure your case is handled fairly. Reach out by calling 866-608-5529 or visiting our website.