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Head-on collision leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Pensacola

One of the most dangerous things a person can do is drive while tired. When a person drives while fatigued, it can cause slowed reaction times, blurred vision and other impairments that can lead to a serious crash. In fact, recent studies have compared tired driving to drunk driving, saying they have similar effects on drivers. Although it's not clear what the cause of a recent crash in Pensacola was, the fact that it occurred late at night could indicate fatigued driving. 

According to police the crash occurred around 11 p.m. A 44-year-old man from Milton was driving west on Quintette Road when he drove over the center lane. Unfortunately, another car was heading in the opposite direction, and the two crashed head on. 

Sadly, the 44-year-old driver died in the car accident. While the other driver, a 27-year-old man from Pace, survived, he sustained serious injuries. Although the Florida Highway Patrol is still looking into the details of the crash, what happened seems fairly clear.

If you are involved in a crash in which the negligent driver died, you may think that personal injury laws do not apply to you. That, however, is not true. While the fact that the other drive died is certainly a tragedy, you should not be stuck with thousands of dollars in medical bills after a crash that wasn't your fault. Although an attorney can explain the details of your situation more clearly, it is possible to seek compensation from a deceased individual's estate.

Source: Pensacola News-Journal, "Milton man dies in head-on crash," July 21, 2013

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