Woman Seriously Injured in Hang Gliding Accident in Sumter County


A woman was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon after a hang glider crashed into a tree in Sumter County.

At about 4:45 p.m., Sumter Fire and EMS and an ambulance responded to a reported hang glider crash in Center Hill, near County Road 569.

Once units arrived, they found that a hang glider had hit a tree and crashed, according to Sumter Fire and EMS.

A female, who was seriously injured, was declared a trauma alert and flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Her condition is unknown at this time.

When a hang gliding accident does take place, the results are often tragic. While these are not accidents we read about regularly in the news, these types of accidents often result in catastrophic personal injuries and even wrongful death. Crashes can be caused by numerous different factors, but generally aviation and hang gliding incidents involve the following elements – manufacturing design defects, poorly maintained aircrafts and safety standards violations.

Aviation accidents can include all aircrafts, including hang-gliders, commercial airliners, gliders, helicopters, corporate jets, etc. If your or someone you love was harmed in a hang gliding crash, you need to discuss your claim with a Sumter County Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton right away.

Personal injury claims resulting from hang gliding accidents can be complicated matters to settle. We can investigate the facts surrounding the accident and work closely with experts to mount the strongest case possible. Your first matter of business is to take care of your injuries. Once you have received treatment, we can make sure you are aware of all of your legal options so that you can make the best decisions for your situation.

For a free consultation, please call us today at 352-793-9330 or contact us online.

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