Florida SUV accident kills pickup truck passenger

Sumter County SUV driver hits pickup truck head-on killing passenger.

Tampa Bay, FL(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–An automobile accident in Sumter County, Florida claimed the life of a 61 year-old woman Sunday morning. The St. Petersburg Times reported the fatal SUV crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on County Road 475, north of County Road 314 in Sumter County. Florida highway accident investigators say a 2005 Nissan SUV, driven by 26 year-old, Keara Simmons, was heading southbound on County Road 475. Simmons drifted onto the shoulder of the road and attempted to regain control of the SUV. The Nissan SUV driver then crossed the center roadway line, into northbound traffic, struck a 1985 Ford F-150 pickup truck driver who was traveling northbound, and rolled over.

The pickup truck was driven by Robert W. Bowles of Clearwater, Florida. His passenger, 61 year-old Gloria D. Byars of Clearwater was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services (EMS) crews. Bowles suffered serious injuries and was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Simmons, and her 3 year-old passenger, Kenyla Simmons, both of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, also sustained serious injuries. Sumter County area emergency medical personnel took Keara Simmons to Leesburg Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. Kenyla Simmons is being treated by doctors and nurses at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for the injuries she suffered in the SUV rollover accident.

JusticeNewsFlash.com news for Florida SUV accident attorneys.

About the Author Justice Seeker

Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.