A man lost his life in a single-vehicle accident in Polk County. According to the details shared by the Florida Highway Patrol, the vehicle involved in the crash was traveling along the Interstate 4 at the time. It was westbound and nearing a rest stop with an entrance ramp.
As the vehicle drew close to the ramp, the driver apparently lost control. The car then veered away from the roadway and collided into a mile marker by the roadside. After this initial collision, the car continued to travel down an embankment and finally entered a ditch. Due to sheer speed at which the car entered the ditch, it then became airborne and crashed into a tree.
This second collision caused the vehicle to be overturned before it came to rest. The vehicle’s sole occupant was its driver. No other vehicles and persons were involved in the accident in Polk County.
The driver of the car, identified only as a Wesley Chapel man, 39, sustained critical injuries in the incident. He was transported to a hospital as the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the crash. Attempts were made to revive the man but these failed. He succumbed to his injuries and died the next day.
FHP later confirmed the death of the driver. The agency continues to investigate the incident. FHP has not released the precise cause of the crash. Single-vehicle accidents are usually caused by speeding, judgment errors on the part of the driver, or medical emergencies. It remains to be seen if any of these factors played a role in causing the incident.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a traffic incident, contact a Florida car accident attorney right away.