News: Woman, 70, dies following wrong-way accident in Dade City


DADE CITY, FL – A driver was killed in a wrong-way accident in Pasco County on Wednesday, Pasco News Online reports.

It happened in the area of 7th Street and Robinson Avenue in Dade City shortly before 5:30 p.m.

An investigation determined that a woman was driving a Chevy Cavalier southbound in the northbound lane on 7th Street.  The driver of a southbound Ford Ranger was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection with Robinson Avenue and collided with the Cavalier, causing the Chevy to veer off the road and crash into a building.

The Cavalier driver, a 70-year-old woman from Thonotosassa, was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.  Authorities said she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ford, a 31-year-old man from Plant City, was not injured.

Wrong-way crashes can cause significant property damage and serious injuries. In the worst circumstances, a wrong-way crash could claim the life of a loved one. When a careless driver injures you or a loved one, you should be compensated.  Our Florida Car Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will explain your legal alternatives for obtaining compensation for your injuries. Reach out to schedule a free consultation by calling 866-608-5529 or visiting our website. 

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