Speeding is a contributory factor in over 30% of accidents, according to theaa.com. Yet, 70% of drivers admit to speeding, which is especially dangerous in intersections.
A speeding car in North Fort Myers on Saturday caused a four-car accident at the intersection of Littleton Road and North Cleveland Avenue, reports the News Press. Five people were transported to the hospital, three in serious condition.
A green sedan driven by a 34-year-old man was speeding through the intersection when it went over a bump and became airborne, witnesses said.
Then the car hit three vehicles that were stopped in the other lane, before spinning out of control and coming to a stop on the side of the road.
The car at fault sideswiped a white sedan‘s rear left side. Then it struck and flipped an orange sedan, sending the sedan into a ditch, upside down. The last vehicle that it hit was a white pickup truck, smashing the truck’s windshield with its tires.
When he saw the car flying toward his windshield, the 15-year-old male in the white pickup truck ducked. “I don’t remember anything,” he said. “After I got out, everybody started screaming.”
Charges are pending.
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