Early yesterday morning, an elderly Flagler Beach man was killed in a two car collision according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A young woman suffered serious injuries in the collision. The man was not wearing a seatbelt.
This car accident was avoidable and resulted from a scenario we see very often. The man was attempting to make a left turn across oncoming traffic. Why he failed to appreciate the approach of oncoming traffic is unknown. The woman driving in the other direction was faced with a head-on collision.
Next to rear end collisions, left turn cases represent the second most common type of car accident we see. In addition to being so common, these accidents involve impacts at high speeds, with the occupants in both cars suffering sudden decelerations and serious personal injuries. The impacts are often described as “T-bone” collisions, where one driver’s vehicle is impaced on the passenger side with the other driver experiencing a head-on crash.
If you have been injured in a left turn or head on collision, our Jacksonville car accident lawyers can help you with your property damage, lost wage and bodily injury claims.