Wrong Way Collision Kills 1, Injures Another on SR 44 in Inverness


A wrong-way driver was killed in a crash that seriously injured another driver Saturday night in Inverness, according to reports.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the wrong-way driver, a 76-year-old Dunnellon man, was driving a 2001 Nissan Xterra east in the inside westbound lane of State Road 44 around 11:30 p.m.

The Nissan collided with a Chevrolet Cruz travelling westbound after crossing Kensington Avenue.  

The wrong-way driver was killed on impact and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chevy Cruz, a 44-year-old Homosassa man, was taken to Ocala Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

Drivers who cause accidents by driving the wrong way place other drivers sharing the road or highway in terrifying situations. When wrong way drivers speed they leave other drivers with very limited options to avoid a severe accident that causes critical or fatal injuries.

Our Citrus County Auto Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help those in Inverness and the surrounding areas that have been injured by wrong way drivers. We can pursue maximum financial compensation from all sources of insurance coverage, including the other driver’s policy, your own policy and the liability of third parties when applicable. When your injuries are serious, every single dollar will be needed to cover medical bills, lost income and future medical care needs.

For a free consultation, please call us at 352-726-0078 or contact us online. We are more than happy to arrange a home or hospital meeting to visit with you and your family at your convenience and explain your legal rights and options to you.


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