A fatal, two-vehicle accident, involving two SUVs, occurred on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at about 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of Chumuckla Highway and Wallace Lake Road in Florida. An 82-year-old woman from Pace and three people sustained serious injuries in the crash.
According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), at the time of the accident, a black Ford SUV was stopped facing the east at the stop sign at Chumuckla Highway and Wallace Lake Road and was about to make a turn left. At the same moment, a black Chevrolet SUV, moving toward the south on Chumuckla Highway, was approaching the intersection of Wallace Lake Road from the north direction. As the Ford SUV driver tried to turn left, he came into the path of the Chevrolet SUV, which led to the collision.
The rear passenger of the Ford SUV, an 82-year-old woman, was declared dead at the scene as she succumbed to her injuries. The 81-year-old male driver of the Ford SUV and another Ford SUV passenger, a 72-year-old female, suffered severe injuries.
The Chevrolet SUV driver, a 35-year-old woman from Jay, sustained minor injuries, whereas a Chevrolet vehicle passenger, a 35-year-old man from Jay, suffered serious injuries. Another Chevrolet automobile passenger, a 2-year-old child, was left uninjured in the crash.
Traffic was shut down in the area for several hours after the crash for investigation by FHP.
If any nearby person or vehicle were injured/damaged as a result of the driver’s negligence, there would likely be a valid personal injury claim.
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