Elderly woman smashes car into 18-wheeler in Suwannee County FL, dies

Legal News for Florida 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys. A Kia driver was killed in after colliding with a semi-truck on County Road 136.

18 Wheeler accident attorney alerts- FHP to probe fatal crash involving car and semi.

Suwannee County, FL—A two-vehicle crash involving a four-door sedan and an 18-wheeler resulted in the death of a Live Oak, Florida woman. The fatal motor vehicle collision (MVC) occurred on Thursday night, March 18, 2010, according to information provided by the Suwannee Democrat.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) officials allegedly reported a 66-year-old motorist, identified as Darlene A. Newton, traveling westbound on County Road 136 in a 2004 Kia as a tractor-trailer was traveling east on CR 136 at the same time. The semi, driven by 49-year-old Leonardo Aponte, allegedly “began to back up in a northwesterly direction across the westbound lane… attempting to back into a private drive” when Newton struck the rig, which was seemingly taking up both lanes of the roadway at 11:04 p.m. The Kia violently collided with the left side of the 18-wheelers trailer.

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel seemingly responded to the scene of the accident where Newton was suffered traumatic injuries, which sadly proved fatal at the scene. Aponte did not seem to sustain any injuries in the accident. Charges are pending the outcome of the Florida Highway Patrol’s probe into the wreck.

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) http://www.flhsmv.gov, tractor-trailers were involved in a total of 3,787 crashes in 2008, 145 of which were deemed to be fatal, 1,867 causing injuries, and 1,775 only managing to cause property damage.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers.