News: Woman fatally struck by her own SUV on street in the Villages


SUMTER COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman died following an accident involving her vehicle in Sumter County Saturday afternoon.

According to WTSP, the incident happened on Fringe Tree Trail near Knotty Pine Terrace in the Villages shortly before 4 p.m.  The FHP said a 62-year-old woman driving a sport utility vehicle had backed out of a driveway and crashed into a vehicle that was parked on the opposite road of the road.

The woman then pulled back into the driveway to check on the damage and got out of her SUV but reportedly did not shift the vehicle into park, according to state troopers.  The SUV ran over the woman and she was killed.  The victim’s identity was not immediately released.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact the Sumter County car accident lawyers  at Whittel & Melton to discuss your legal options.  We can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills and other expenses you have incurred. To schedule a free initial consultation where we can review your case, reach out to us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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