A 58-year-old Spring Hill man died Thursday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency while driving just a few blocks from his Hernando County home.
According to reports, the man suffered a medical condition causing him to lose control of his 1990 Ford and strike a mailbox.
The man’s medical condition was not specified.
He was pronounced dead after being taken to Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
The investigation is pending.
While distracted and reckless driving cause many of the accidents that take place in Spring Hill and throughout Hernando County, some auto accidents can be caused by factors that have nothing to do with how safe someone is driving. Medical conditions pose a great threat to drivers as these can occur without warning and cause serious injuries and fatalities. Numerous health situations can lead to devastating collisions, including brain conditions, heart conditions, seizures, stroke and asthma attacks.
Collisions caused by motorists suffering medical emergencies are relatively rare. These types of crashes are usually more likely to occur among older drivers than young or middle-age drivers. Sadly, drivers involved in accidents caused by medical emergencies are highly likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or die as a result of the crash.
When a driver loses consciousness due to a medical condition, it can be quite difficult to determine liability. The only way to determine exactly what happened to cause the crash is to perform a thorough investigation. Because of the complex nature of these types of accidents, it is important to seek legal counsel to help guide you through the entire process.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident caused by another driver, due to a medical emergency or otherwise, contact the Hernando County Auto Accident Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call our Spring Hill office at 352-666-2121.