News: Woman killed, 2-year-old injured in head-on collision on County Road 318


MARION COUNTY, FL – Authorities said a car accident in Marion County Monday morning left a woman dead and a toddler critically injured.

The crash happened near the intersection of County Road 318 and U.S. Highway 441, according to Ocala An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol determined that a 44-year-old Citra woman was driving east in a sedan on County Road 318 at about 7:40 a.m. when she veered left into the oncoming lane.

The sedan veered directly into the path of an SUV going west on County Road 318 and the vehicles collided head-on.  The sedan driver died at the scene, while a 2-year-old boy riding in her vehicle was listed in critical condition at UF Health Shands Hospital.

The driver of the SUV, a 45-year-old Reddick woman, was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

If you were hurt in a Marion County car accident in which another driver was at fault, the skilled legal team at Whittel & Melton can help you during this difficult time. Our Marion County car accident lawyers will fight hard to obtain compensation for your medical costs and other accident-related expenses. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to set up a free consultation regarding your specific case.

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