A Lithia, FL woman was killed in a mid-morning accident just south of Plant City, FL in early November.
According to The Tampa Tribune, at approximately 9:05 a.m. on the morning of Friday, November 1, 2013, Mary Conrad Lane, 87, of Lithia, FL,was driving her 2010 Buick Lucerne headed east on Holloway Road in Plant City, FL.
Florida Highway Patrol reports indicated that a 2001 Nissan Frontier being driven by Thomas Cross Hoopes, 32, of Tampa, FL, was headed south on James L. Redman Parkway and headed for the intersection with Holloway Road in Plant City, FL, at the same time as Lane was headed for the same intersection.
Reports state that Lane drove her vehicle into the intersection where she was struck on the driver’s side of her vehicle by the Nissan being driven by Hoopes. Lane was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Hoopes, the driver of the Nissan, was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and later released.
Charges were still pending at the time of the report.
According to a September 2010 report published by the US Department of Transportation, a total of 36%, or 787,236 accidents recorded nationally occurred at intersections across the nation. Of these accidents, an estimated 96% of the accidents were due to driver error when navigating the intersection. Rarely is an environmental issue the cause of the accident. Illegal maneuvers and inattention ranked as the top two causes of intersection accidents.
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