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FHP Reporting One Fatality After Two Vehicle Crash

BROOKSVILLE – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting at least one fatality, after a two vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Cortez Blvd and Ft. Dade Ave.

Fire Rescue arrived on the scene and immediately began to administer CPR to an elderly woman who was trapped inside her vehicle. Once the victim was extricated, she was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the second vehicle was also transported locally but her injuries do not appear to be severe, according to sources.

Traffic in all directions have been diverted around the accident scene but sources says at least one east and one west bound lane will reopen soon.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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  • no more red lights and remove warning labels we need to thin the herd and it will reduce health care cost.

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:47 pm
    • Wow. Just wow, You do realize That one idiot can take the lives of many others right? It’s not just the driver who cause the accident who is injured and or killed….

      Thursday, 27 July 2017, 7:51 pm
  • The widening and upgrading of Cortez,. which nobody could say wasn’t an improvement, made it such a huge expanse of pavement that some people maybe can’t figure out where they’re supposed to be.

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 11:32 am
  • Hang up the phone, put the glass of wine down and pay attention, problem solved.

    Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:19 am
  • Yes, there does need to be a light there.

    Maybe then people trying to cross over the highway wouldn’t take as many chances because they knew they would have their turn to cross. I say this from a very personal perspective. In one week, it will have been a year since my mother was involved in an accident at this same location. She was driving cautiously and carefully. She saw a motorcycle driver (James Roberts) fail to stop at the stop sign at Ft. Dade Ave. He was coming across into traffic and she swerved to miss him. She did miss him. He then collided with the rear passenger side of her vehicle. This sent her spinning down and across the median into oncoming traffic where she collided with another vehicle.

    Although my mother broke almost every bone in her body, one of the passengers in the other vehicle was not as lucky and did not survive, while the other were injured. My mother and I have spent the last year in and out of the hospital, skilled nursing and assisted living due to that accident. She has undergone 9 surgeries (some lasting over 10 hours) numerous blood transfusion as well as uncountable painful diagnostics and doctors appointment. She was most recently released from the hospital at the beginning of this month after a month long stay including 3 surgeries. She still has at least 2 more surgeries to go and this is if everything else goes well, if not, there will be more than two. Not only did another family lose their mother, grandmother, wife, sister, etc., if the other survivors suffer from half of the mental problems (PTSD) that my mother does, then their lived have been changed forever as well (not even counting any physical disabilities they may have suffered). My mother is still not able to ride in a car. I have to call her when I get home from even a 5 minute trip to the grocery store to let her know I am safe. This is because she knows that you can be a perfect driver and still end up completely disabled or worse because of someone else.

    So therefore, yes, people need to be more cautious, but there also needs to be a light at this intersection to deter others from making impulsive driving decisions such as the one made by Mr. Roberts.

    Too many people have lost their lives at this spot. Too many people have been forever changed by the actions of others at this spot. Too many families have been disrupted and crushed by accidents occurring at this spot. Too much pain has been cause at this spot. Something needs to be done. The traffic has increased too much for the current infrastructure in place.

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 9:18 pm
  • Yes, A light would help. My mother was involved in an accident at this same spot one week less than a year ago. She has been in and out of the hospital and skilled nursing since then. She broke almost every bone in her body. She was paying attention and driving safely. She swerved to avoid a motorcycle driver who did not stop at the stop sign and came into oncoming traffic, she missed him because she was aware and driving defensively and carefully. The motorcycle then hit her on the rear passenger side and sent her spinning across the median into oncoming traffic where she collided with another vehicle. This vehicle contained multiple people including someone who was not as lucky as my mother and did not survive. A family lost their mother, sister, grandmother, wife, etc. While my mother and I have spent the past year in and out of the hospital undergoing 9 surgeries so far, with two more scheduled for the future (if all else goes perfectly, if not there will be more). I have thought I was going to lose her on multiple occasions since then. If the other survivors suffer from half the PTSD that my mother does, their lives are completely changed forever as well, not including the physical disabilities. Yes, people need to pay more attention, but, You can do everything right and still end up completely disabled or worse. If there was a light at that intersection maybe people wouldn’t be so bold and impulsive because they knew they would get their turn to enter traffic instead of having to wait for traffic to be clear. Maybe then, people wouldn’t take the chances they do now.

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 8:36 pm
  • People these days think stop signs and speed limits are suggestions, not the law. When people realize that laws and rules DO apply to them, driving will become safer.

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 8:13 pm
  • all people have to don is pay attention.main reason his country is

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 5:16 pm
  • How many people have to die at this intersection before they put a light there? Even a blinking warning signal would be better than nothing!

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:28 pm
    • It is not the intersection.People don’t know how to drive and stop at stop signs is the problem

      Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 4:37 pm
      • If it wasn’t the intersection, there would not be the amount of accidents let alone fatalities at this one specific place. There is too much traffic there for the current infrastructure.

        Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 8:39 pm
    • A light won’t help people who aren’t paying attention. We dont need more lights. We need more people following the rules already in place.

      Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 7:23 pm

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