Four-car pileup on U.S. 27 leaves one dead, multiple injured

A multiple-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 at approximately 12:57 p.m. in Sebring on Oct. 31 resulted in the death one man and injured several others. The report stated that the four-car pileup may have resulted in two other accidents on the detour route that was put into place while police officers cleared the scene.

According to two witnesses, a Jaguar heading north turned merged into the left-turn divider in order to make a left turn across the oncoming lanes of U.S. 27. However, the Jaguar did not slow down and hit the curb of the turn lane before nosing into the inner lane of the oncoming traffic. The front of the Jaguar struck a Ford Focus on the driver’s side. The impact caused the Ford to become airborne and roll across three lanes of traffic.

A 2008 Nissan, which had been traveling behind the Ford, then struck the Jaguar. The impact pushed the Jaguar into the center lane. A 2003 Dodge, which was traveling in the center lane, then struck the Jaguar, causing it to spin before it finally came to a rest.

The driver of the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she remained on life support. The driver of the Jaguar and a passenger from one of the other two vehicles were taken to a nearby hospital. At the time of the report, police officers were still investigating what caused the driver of the Jaguar to not stop.

When severe auto accidents occur, those who are involved may sustain critical injuries or even die as a result. For example, they may sustain a traumatic brain injury or internal injuries that may take a long period of time to recover. In these instances, compensation may be sought by those who are eligible.

Source: Highlands Today, “One killed in U.S. 27 accident“, Gary Pinnell, November 01, 2013

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