One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a vehicle crash last Thursday night in Hernando County.
The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. at California Street and Old California Street in Spring Hill.
Troopers said a Buick LeSabre was traveling northbound on California Street when the 57-year-old driver failed to negotiate a right curve and traveled into the southbound lane.
The Buick collided head-on with a Volvo V50, according to reports.
The drive of the Buick died at the scene. The driver of the Volvo suffered serious injuries and was transported to Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center.
Head-on collisions can be tragic accidents. To put it into better perspective, two cars traveling at 50 mph crashing into each other has the same effect as if a car drove straight into a concrete wall at 50 mph. The reality of the crash is that it’s as if the cars crashed into each other at 100 mph.
Injuries in head-on collisions can be quite severe due to the physics of the crash. Drivers and passengers are generally thrust forward. Injuries can include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, facial injuries, whiplash, etc. Many of these crashes result in wrongful death.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a head-on collision in Spring Hill, our Hernando County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand how to proceed. Call us today for a free consultation at 352-666-2121 or contact us online.