A head-on crash in a no passing zone ended with one woman dead and two men critically injured in Putnam County, Florida. The crash occurred on Saturday just before 9:00 p.m. on State Road 20. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Sean Creamer was heading west on State Road 20 when he attempted to pass another car in a no passing zone, the front of his Honda Civic slammed into a Toyota Camry. Creamer's passenger 53-year-old Martha Scott died from injuries sustained in the crash. Creamer was critically injured. The driver of the Camry was seriously injured. Passing another vehicle in a No passing zone would be considered aggressive driving in most cases. This crash tragically impacted a passenger, her family and her friends and sent the driver of another vehicle to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Civic that was attempting to pass another vehicle is also facing a long recovery. Multiple studies have shown that over half of all fatal crashes are caused by aggressive actions such as erratic lane changing, tailgating, speeding, or illegal passing. How can you avoid being the victim of a risky driver? We urge parents to pass along the tips to their teens it may save their lives.
A motorcycle accident has left a 46 year old motorcyclist in critical condition. According to the Florida Highway Patrol the motorcyclist was traveling west on St Johns Avenue in Putnam County when he was hit from behind by a Jeep at the intersection of Oliver Street. The Jeep was driven by Sara Louise Sullivan. In recent years reports from The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show a dramatic increase in the number of motorcycles on our roadways. "Look Twice Save a Life" and "Share the Road" have been two successful motorcycle awareness campaigns that have helped to decrease the number of accidents in Florida in recent years. "Look Twice Save a Life" motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are all around us "Share the Road." Motorcyclist are more likley to suffer serious injuries when hit by a motor vehicle. May has been chosen as motorcycle awareness month publicized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other motorcycle groups.