A pickup truck driver was killed in a U.S. 92 head-on collision on Saturday, October 17, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The accident was a nearly direct crash. The accident occurred about 2:13 a.m. on U.S. 92 approaching Parsons Avenue in Hillsborough County.
The pickup truck driver died at the scene. According to the police, the driver has not been identified yet. For now. it’s not clear if the man was wearing a seat belt.
The other driver, a fifty-three-year-old man from Palm Harbor, and his passenger, a thirty-six-year-old man from Seffner, sustained severe injuries. The troopers informed that the Seffner man was not wearing a seat belt.
According to the troopers, the killed driver was operating a pickup truck east on U.S. 92 when, for an unexplained reason, he went to the westbound lane and nearly had a direct crash with the sedan operated by the Palm Harbor man.
After the U.S. 92 head-on collision, the pickup truck flipped over and caught fire. The vehicle burned entirely in the roadway.
Victims of car accidents face harsh changes in their lives. Their injuries may change their quality of life, the way they functioned before, and their capacity for earning. The expenses that a victim of a car crash has to face aren’t low. Lost wages, high medical expenses, reparation of damaged vehicles are just a few of the many. Losing a loved one in a crash is a tragedy that affects the victim’s family, not in an emotional but in a financial way, especially if the victim was the main bread earner.
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