2 Killed In Head-On Crash In Ocala National Forest
When vehicles are going straight, it’s easy to stay in control. When there are curves in the road, drivers can lose control, especially if there is speed involved.
A recent crash on a curve in the road in Ocala National Forest has left two women dead. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of September 22 on State Road 40 East.
Two women, ages 57 and 63, were in a Hyundai Elantra traveling east on State Road 40. At the same time, a 19-year-old woman from DeLand was heading west in a Jeep Liberty. Both vehicles were in a curve in the road when the Hyundai drifted into the Jeep’s lane. The two vehicles collided.
All three women were taken to HCA Florida Ocala Hospital. The two women in the Hyundai later died. They were friends who lived in Silver Springs. The 19-year-old woman was listed in serious condition.
The crash is under investigation. Speed is not believed to be a factor in the crash, but will be considered,
Crashes on Curved Roads
Straight roads are easy to drive on, for the most part. Curved roads, on the other hand, pose various issues for drivers. That’s why it’s important to keep it slow and follow the speed limits. Here are some ways in which crashes can occur:
- Head-on collisions. Drivers may speed around a curve or lose control and end up in the adjacent lane. If there is already a vehicle there, the result may be a deadly crash.
- Run-off-road crashes. If a driver is going too fast around a curve, they may also skid and run off the road. The vehicle may hit a pole, sign, tree, or other fixed object.
- Rollover crashes. When speeding in a curve, the driver may overcompensate, causing the vehicle to go too far in the opposite direction and roll over. It’s also possible that a car may also go off the road, go down an embankment, and roll over.
- Unsafe passing. On curvy roads, it’s common to find slow drivers. If you’re familiar with the road, you may feel like going faster. This means you will need to pass the driver, but is it safe to do so? Curvy roads often come with blind spots. Unsafe passing can lead to deadly head-on crashes if a vehicle is coming in the opposite direction.
- Falling loads. Curves are especially tricky for truck drivers, who may be carrying large loads. If the cargo is not secured, the load can shift and fall off the truck, causing damage to vehicles behind the truck.
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Driving on curved roads can be dangerous. Loss of control is common, especially if speed is involved.
Head-on accidents and other serious crashes can occur. Seek legal help from the Florida car accident attorneys at Meldon Law. We’ll help you understand your options when you are dealing with extensive losses. Call (800) 373-8000 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation. We have four offices to serve you: Gainesville, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, and Lake City.