Wildwood, FL – Man Killed, Six Injured in Two-Car Crash on I-75 at SR 44
Wildwood, FL (June 3, 2021) – A 47-year-old Miami man died after a car crash that occurred on Monday evening, May 31, on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.
Police were dispatched to the scene around 7:30 p.m. and say that two vehicles collided in the northbound lanes near the State Road 44 exit. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 54-year-old man from Pompano Beach was driving an SUV when he struck the right rear of a sedan. He then overcorrected and rotated to the outside shoulder, causing the SUV to overturn. The victim, riding as a passenger in the front seat, was then ejected and sustained fatal injuries.
Two other passengers and the SUV driver were not seriously injured in the accident, nor were the driver of the sedan and two other passengers.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Florida Motor Vehicle Collisions
The rate of injurious and deadly traffic accidents that occur in Florida is higher than nearly any other state in the United States. This is accounting for both the average number of yearly miles traveled along with the population of our state. According to recently compiled statistics, Florida is the third-highest state in the nation for fatal motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 400,000 car accidents occur per year in the Sunshine State, and around 3,000 of them turn out to be fatal. On average, the state sees more than 1,000 traffic accidents take place per day. This is equal to a crash taking place approximately once every 84 seconds. The stark reality of the car accident statistics in Florida is this: we have some of the most dangerous roads in the entire nation.
One study that looked at data in 2018 concluded that Florida claims some of the most dangerous drivers in America. Florida is a no-fault state, which means that each driver’s insurance pays for their own medical costs following a collision. This combined with the accident statistics makes for extremely perilous driving. Crashes are not only very likely to occur in the Sunshine State but may result in serious injuries or death, without an obvious insurance remedy to cover the associated costs.
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