Car accidents happen every day on our Florida roads and usually result in minor damages. However, any single mistake made while driving can result in a serious accident causing injury or death. This week, several people were killed in Florida after one driver suddenly lost control of her vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the car accident and they are trying to determine what caused the woman to lose control of her vehicle.
The fatal multi-vehicle collision occurred on Saturday, June 11. According to reports, a 19-year-old woman was driving a Honda Pilot on Interstate 10 in Leon County, Florida. The woman was traveling westbound on the interstate but suddenly lost control of her vehicle shortly after 1 p.m. Unable to regain control of the vehicle, the Honda Pilot crossed the median of Interstate 10 and drove directly into the path of eastbound traffic.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the Honda first collided head-on with a Nissan. The force of the impact then caused the Nissan to crash into a Chevy Suburban in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10.
Both the driver and the passenger in the Nissan were killed in the crash. It has also been reported that a 5-year-old boy in the Chevy Suburban was killed.
The driver of the Honda was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Four other individuals in the Chevy Suburban suffered injuries and were also transported to the hospital. Updates on their conditions have not been reported.
There are many things that can distract a driver while behind the wheel. But taking one’s eyes off of the road for just a moment decreases a driver’s reaction time, making it all too easy to lose control of a vehicle, potentially causing a tragic accident.
Source:ABC News 4: “Lowcountry woman among those injured in major FL wreck,” 15 June 2011