The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that a 40-year-old woman was the only person involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Tallahassee early Tuesday morning, January 3. According to the FHP accident report, the crash and SUV rollover occurred at Mahan Drive and Baum Road on U.S. 90. Around 7:30 a.m., the black SUV driven by the woman drifted off the eastbound road, then traveled to the south shoulder before striking a tree, overturning, and then striking another tree. The woman was wearing her seatbelt, according to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat. There is no word on why the vehicle left the road.
Our condolences go out to the woman’s friends and family members for her sudden loss.
Florida Traffic Accidents
According to state statistics, there were 2,563 fatal crashes on Florida’s roadways in 2010, a decline by 14 percent in traffic fatalities from the year before. This is the fourth year in a row there’s been a decline in Florida traffic deaths. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, running off the roadway accounted for 157 injuries and 17 deaths in Florida in 2010. A collision with a fixed object accounted for 479 fatalities and 21,447 injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a traffic accident with injuries, the Tallahassee auto accident injury lawyers of Farah & Farah will offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your options. Even if you were partially at fault, there may be avenues to seek recovery for your losses. Call us at 1(800) 533-3555.