A wrong-way driver was killed late Monday in a crash in Plant City.
According to Plant City police, A 2002 Volkswagen Passat traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of N. Alexander Street collided head-on with a semi truck just before midnight.
The man driving the Volkswagen was killed at the scene.
The driver of the semi was not harmed.
An investigation is ongoing but officials said there is no indication yet why the man was driving in the wrong direction.
There were no passengers inside either vehicle at the time of the crash.
According to data from the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents has decreased by a whopping 25 percent over the past 10 years. While those statistics are great, the number of deaths associated with wrong-way driving crashes has remained steady over that time, according to the NHTSA, with around 360 deaths associated with these types of collisions every year.
Wrong-way driving crashes are almost always caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of the wrong-way driver. If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a wrong-way driving accident, please let our Tampa Bay Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help you plan your next steps. We can help you fight to recover financial compensation for yoru losses. Call us today at 727-823-0000 or contact us online for a free consultation so we can discuss your case with you.