A 15-year-old Wesley Chapel boy was killed in an auto accident Wednesday evening.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the teen was a passenger in a Chevrolet Aveo that ran a stop sign and was struck by a Dodge Ram at the intersection of Culbreath Road and Powell Road near Brooksville.
Troopers said the teen and a 17-year-old boy were passengers in the Aveo, driven by an 18-year-old man.
The Aveo was northbound on Culbreath Road just before 6 p.m. when it was struck by the westbound Ram. The Aveo ended up on the grass shoulder of the road while the Ram hit a utility pole on the side of the road.
The teen was airlifted to Bayonet Point Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, troopers said.
The 17-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries and is recovering while the 18-year-old driver suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Ram was not harmed.
Hernando County motorists run or pass through stop signs daily. A stop sign accident usually occurs when a collision between two vehicles happens after both drivers believe they have the right of way, or due to one reckless driver who either passes the stop sign without being aware of it or by assuming the other entrances of the intersection also have a stop sign when they do not. A stop sign crash often results in serious and painful injuries to all those involved and can even result in wrongful death.
At Whittel & Melton, our Hernando County Auto Accident Lawyers offer free consultations to those hurt or killed in stop sign, intersection and other car accidents in Spring Hill, Brooksville and the surrounding areas. There is absolutely no charge for our initial consultation and no fees unless and until we win. Call us today at 352-666-2121 or contact us online.