WJHG Channel 7 out of Panama City reports of some horrible accidents that occurred last weekend in Northwest Florida. A car crash occurred at the intersection of State Road 20 and County Road 275 in Altha which resulted in one woman dying. Last Saturday night, a 25 year old male was traveling south on County Road 275, approaching State Road 20. At the same time, a second car was traveling westbound on State Road 20 approaching the intersection of County Road 275. FHP reports the 25 year old male failed to observe the stop sign and collided with the passenger side of the other male’s car. It was the passenger in the car that was impacted who was pronounced dead on the scene. Officials say alcohol was a factor, and at this time charges are pending.
Last Friday night wasn’t any quieter. The news station reports a woman is dead after a car crash last Friday night on State Road 79 in Washington County. A 64 year-old female was traveling northbound on State Road 79, and a second car, being driven by a male, was traveling southbound on State Road 79 at the same time. FHP reports the female made a left turn onto Ira Road, and immediately made a U-turn to get back onto S.R. 79. While attempting to do so, the female came into the path of the male’s car. The two cars collided, and the impact of the crash caused The female’s car to become submerged in a retention pond and was pronounced dead at the scene. The male and his passenger were not injured. The investigation is pending and officials say alcohol was not a factor.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those families who lost loved ones in these accidents. We also wish anyone who was injured in these accidents, a speedy recovery. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact the experts at Brannon & Brannon.