Pregnant Woman Suffers Personal Injuries in Putnam County Crash – Importance of Yielding the Right of Way in Florida

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A pregnant woman of Palatka, Florida was hospitalized in serious condition after a van she was traveling in overturned in Putnam County Florida. The collision occurred at the intersection of State Roads 20 and 21. According to the report by the Florida Highway Patrol, a 75-year-old man of Orange Springs attempted to cross the southbound lanes of S.R. 20 from a stop sign at S.R. 21. Unfortunately, he drove into the path of an oncoming Ford minivan. In an attempt to avoid colliding with the truck, 63-year-old Diana Jenkins, driver of the minivan, made a sharp right turn. The front of the truck struck the rear driver’s side of the van, the impact caused the van to spin and overturn. The van finally came to rest on its right side. 21-year-old Kaitlynn Lands, who was a passenger in the van, was taken to Shands Gainesville to check on the status of her unborn twins. Jenkins was also taken to Shands Gainesville serious personal head injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts and charges are pending. For more see Pregnant woman hospitalized after minivan she was traveling in overturns in Putnam County, Florida.
Florida roadways can be extremely busy and drivers will be traveling at high speeds. When arriving at a stop sign, Florida drivers should look left, right then left again to ensure they are not driving into the path of oncoming traffic.

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