Green Light At Intersection? Still A Good Idea To Pay Close Attention
I recently came across a sad story in the Orlando Sentinel about a high school teacher who tragically lost her life in a car wreck last week at a busy intersection in Winter Haven.
Apparently, Shirelle Baldwin was traveling in her Toyota Camry with a student from her school. She was traveling north on Highway 17 in Winter Haven, and was preparing to make a left turn on to westbound Highway 92.
When the traffic light turned from red to green, she began moving into the intersection. At that point, a pickup truck traveling eastbound on U.S. 92 ran a red light and crashed into the driver’s side of Ms. Baldwin’s Camry. Ms. Baldwin was tragically killed.
Our hearts go out to the Baldwin family. The sudden loss of a family member in a car accident is obviously devastating to any family.
This tragedy is an excellent example of why it is so important for drivers to keep a close lookout whenever they approach, enter, and cross through an intersection. Even if every driver does this, it obviously won’t stop every accident from happening. However, it might just give a driver a split-second to take some kind of evasive action that might turn a fatal collision into something a lot less severe.
If you have any questions about an intersection collision or car accident anywhere in Florida, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901, or download a FREE copy of Kim’s book, Asleep At The Wheel: 13 Mistakes The Insurance Company Desperately Hope You’ll Make After a Florida Car Accident, by clicking here.