Crash On U.S. 27 Takes One Life And Injures Another

Many of us spend hours every week on the road. Even if you don’t have a long daily commute, which many don’t because of the pandemic and many people working remotely, and even if your job doesn’t entail lots of driving, when you total up all the time you spend in the car, going to the grocery store, taking the kids to school, picking up takeout, and so forth, you might be surprised at how many hours you spend behind the wheel (or in the passenger seat).

And such time on the road demands our undivided attention at all times. A single moment of distraction can prove disastrous, even fatal. A bad decision when entering or exiting a major highway, for example, can lead to tragedy. The same can be said about changing lanes and observing traffic signs and lights. One false step can cause a deadly accident.

This is what happened in Broward County this Tuesday at about 7:25 A.M., according to this report from The Miami Herald. A 67-year-old man was driving his SUV with an 88-year-old woman riding in the passenger seat. He exited I-75 and entered U.S. 27, crossing the northbound lanes of the latter highway. In his efforts to do so, however, his SUV made contact with a tractor-trailer. This caused both vehicles to leave the road, but the SUV was sent spinning and tumbling, eventually coming to rest in the median of U.S. 27 and facing southeast.

The man was airlifted to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The passenger was driven to the hospital with serious injuries.