News: 4 injured in Sumter County crash after driver runs red light


SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said four people were injured after two vehicles collided at a Sumter County intersection early Sunday morning.

According to WKMG, the crash happened at State Road 44 and Morse Boulevard at about 4:15 a.m.

The FHP said the driver of a sedan was going at high speed while headed east on State Road 44 and went through a red light at the intersection.  The sedan collided with an SUV going south on Morse Boulevard, causing both vehicles to end up on the south shoulder of State Road 44.

The SUV driver, a 32-year-old Wildwood woman, was hospitalized with critical injuries.  The driver of the sedan, a 35-year-old man, and two passengers, a 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries.  The three, all Leesburg residents, were not believed to have been wearing their seat belts.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by state troopers.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a serious crash that another driver caused, you may be able to take legal action. The experienced Sumter County car accident lawyers at Whittle & Melton can fight for your claim and do all we can to help you be fairly compensated. Contact us online or give us a call at 866-608-5529 to set up a free consultation.

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