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Miramar Driver Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A driver in Miramar was killed in an accident.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The Miami Herald is reporting that an accident happened on Friday morning involving just on vehicle on the Florida Turnpike heading south near the Red Road exit. Although the accident was reported to have been fatal, no lanes were shut down during the morning commute.

Officials are currently investigating the accident, in which an SUV left the road and crashed into a group of trees on the side of the highway.

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol have not released the identity of the woman who was killed, but have indicated that she was in either her late 30s or early 40s.  Troopers have also said that they do not expect alcohol to have played a role in the accident, but that she may have fallen asleep or suffered a medical emergency at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • There were a total of 2.34 million people who were non-fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2013.
  • In 2013, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • During the same year, there were a total of 219 fewer fatalities than there were the previous year.


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