News: Head-on collision in Manatee County leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – State troopers said two vehicles collided head-on in Manatee County Sunday afternoon, leaving two people dead.

WWSB reports the crash occurred on Moccasin Wallow Road near Carter Road at approximately 3:45 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 50-year-old woman was driving a Toyota sedan eastbound when she swerved onto a shoulder of the two-lane road to avoid hitting a Chevrolet Camaro that had tried to pass another vehicle. When the Toyota driver began to move back onto the road, investigators say she over-corrected and moved into the westbound lane, where she crashed into a Honda SUV.

The Toyota driver, a Parrish resident, and a passenger in the Honda, a 95-year-old man from Sun City Center, both died in the wreck. A 52-year-old Parrish man riding in the Toyota was seriously injured, while a 65-year-old Sun City Center woman who was driving the Honda was critically injured.

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the accident.

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a collision caused by another driver’s negligent behavior? If so, the experienced Manatee County Car Accident Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green stand ready to help. We will dedicate ourselves to fighting for the financial compensation you deserve following a traumatic car crash. We can answer all questions about your case in a free consultation, which you can schedule by calling us today at 727-325-5512.

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