3 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash in Hernando County

Three people were seriously injured in an overnight wrong-way crash.

The collision occurred just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man driving a Honda Civic was traveling in the wrong direction along State Road 589 in Hernando County.

His vehicle crashed into an oncoming car.

The two people in that car are listed in serious condition.

The driver was listed in critical condition.

FHP said alcohol was a factor in the crash and that charges are pending.

A study by the Florida Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles found Florida had 1,490 wrong-way crashes and 96 fatalities in 2015. According to the report, three Tampa Bay counties made the top 10 list of most wrong-way driving crashes in the state: Hillsborough was fourth, Pinellas was sixth and Pasco was eighth.

When an wrong-way collision results in a tragic injury or loss, our Hernando County Auto Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton understand how important it is to not only recover financial compensation for the losses already incurred, but for future costs as well. We are very familiar with the sensitivity of both catastrophic injury cases and wrongful death claims. Sadly, wrong-way collisions are not rare occurrences in Florida, and these accidents almost always leave behind tragic results. If a wrong-way driver has caused a serious injury or has taken a loved one from you, please call us today at 352-666-2121 or contact us online for a free consultation. We want to help you move forward from this tragedy.

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