A 52-year-old driver was killed in a Friday morning crash in Pasco County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The man was from Tampa.
The crash occurred just after 6:30 a.m. at Otis Allen Road and Old Lakeland Highway.
Troopers believe a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Otis Allen Road and that another vehicle was traveling northbound on Old Lakeland Highway.
The driver of the first vehicle failed to stop at the intersection, despite a posted stop sign, and entered the path of the second vehicle, according to FHP.
The vehicles collided, with the second vehicle overturning. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the first vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Charges are pending, according to police.
One of the most common locations for a Pasco County auto accident is at an intersection. Intersections may have traffic lights, stop signs, yield signs, or no type of traffic device at all. Regardless of the structure, many people fail to heed traffic lights and signs or fail to follow right-of-way laws, as this case shows. This is usually because the at-fault driver is distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Traffic signals and laws are put in place to make sure every motorist travels safely, however driver negligence and carelessness continues to cause intersection auto accidents in Pasco County.
A driver who causes a traffic accident at an intersection can be held liable for any injuries or wrongful death they cause. Our Pasco County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you and your family decide on whether filing a claim is the best course of legal action for your situation. Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free consultation.