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Ocala car accident leaves one dead and one hurt

Florida is a large state with many miles of road. Motor vehicles are required to transport people and goods from one city to another to support the economy and facilitate travel. With tourism being such a big part of Florida's character and appeal, visitors from all over the country and the world are often present on Florida's roads going from one attraction to another. However, the state also has many other industries, and sometimes vehicles engaged in those activities are involved in crashes.

One such incident occurred recently in the environs of the Ocala State Forest, a few miles East of the city. A semi-trailer truck was hauling a load of felled trees into a logging site in the forest, making a left turn onto a dirt road. According to authorities, a Chevy Sonic car was behind the truck, and slowed to allow it to turn. At that point, another Chevrolet vehicle of unknown model, which was behind the Sonic, failed to stop in time and struck the Sonic from the rear.

The Sonic was propelled off the road into the trees. The second Chevy turned sideways and hit the back of the logging truck. The 58-year-old male driver of the Sonic was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The other car driver, a man aged 25, was taken to a local hospital with what were described as minor injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.

Drivers in a hurry, or who are distracted can create dangerous situations on any stretch of road. Following too closely, or driving inappropriately for the weather and road conditions can be indicators that someone was negligent in causing a car accident. Those injured or the loved ones of those killed in such crashes deserve to be compensated to the full extent allowed by the law.

Source: Ocala.com, "1 killed, 1 injured in accident on SR 40 East," April 28, 2017

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