Dangers of Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road – Fatal Accident on State Road 50 in Christmas, Florida

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A driver who was going the wrong way on East State Road 50 into oncoming traffic caused a fatal collision. The driver who driving into oncoming traffic was identified as Catherine Peterson. age 50, of Winter Springs, Florida. Florida state troopers say they are still unsure why Peterson was driving in the wrong lane. According to investigators, Peterson’s Hyundai SUV crashed into a Honda Prelude. The driver of the Prelude was identified was Calvin Williams, 33, of Christmas, Florida.
Troopers said the collision spun the Prelude and lifted its rear into the air. The Prelude came down on top of a Ford Escort that was passing the initial crash between the Hyundai SUV and the Prelude. The driver of the Escort was identified as Jeffrey Rory Eller, 42.
The collision caused all parties involved to sustain serious personal injuries and one death. Specifically, after the collision, Peterson was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition. Eller was taken to Parrish Medical Center, also in serious condition. Williams was taken to Florida Hospital East where he later died. Williams was not wearing his seat belt.
The crash is still being investigated and charges are pending. Test to determine whether Peterson or Williams were under the influence of alcohol were also conducted, according to troopers. If you would like to read more on this story please see Driver going the wrong way on S.R. 50 causes fatal car crash and leaves other drivers in serious condition.
The death of this man is a tragedy for his family and community. Hopefully, the other parties involved have a quick and full recovery. It is critical that drivers on Florida roadways keep their attention and focus on the road. Sometimes traffic patterns can become confusing to drivers. Therefore, it is imperative that Florida drivers stay alert to their surroundings and changes occurring on Florida roadways.

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