A head-on collision killed one person, seriously injured two others and caused a third vehicle to crash into trees, seriously injuring that driver last week in Spring Hill.
The crash occurred at about midnight on U.S. 41 just south of Little Lake Road in Spring Hill.
Troopers said a Chrysler van was traveling north on U.S. 41 when it crossed into the southbound lanes and struck a Hyundai Accent head-on.
A Chevy Colorado traveling behind the Hyundai swerved out of the way to avoid the collision and went off the roadway, hitting two large trees.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 74-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger in the Hyundai, a 43-year-old man, and the driver of the Chrysler, a 44-year-old man, were taken to Bayonet Point Hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Chevy, a 21-year-old woman, also suffered serious injuries.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, charges are pending, and the crash remains under investigation.
Head-on collisions are by far the most dangerous and deadly of all motor vehicle accidents. Injuries from a head-on collision can result in spinal cord injuries, head and traumatic brain injuries, as well as wrongful death. If victims do survive their injuries, they can spend years trying to fully recover.
If you or someone you care for was injured in a head on collision, it is important to contact a Hernando County Auto Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton to discuss your case. Injuries from head-on collisions are usually severe and often life changing. Medical bills can start to pile up and uncooperative insurance companies can place additional stress on the families and injury victims who are just trying to piece their lives back together. Financial compensation may be needed to pay for rehabilitation expenses, long term physical therapy, and any lost wages.