News: Driver dies after car crashes into home in Brooksville, catches fire


BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver died after crashing into a home in Hernando County Wednesday morning.

According to WFTS, the accident happened on Fulton Avenue near Fox Sparrow Avenue in Brooksville shortly before noon. State troopers determined that a 57-year-old man was speeding in a Toyota Prius while heading west when he lost control of his car on a curve in the road.

The car went off the roadway, hit an embankment and a tree, and then plowed into a home on Fulton Avenue before catching fire.  The motorist, a Port Richey resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two people in the house were not injured.

The crash, which caused major damage to the home, was captured on surveillance video from the camera of a neighbor.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a car accident due to another person’s negligent behavior, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the laws of the state of Florida. The Hernando County Car Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can evaluate your case and fight to obtain the money you deserve after an unfortunate crash. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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