A 103-year-old Woman Dies In a Traffic Accident In Florida

Miami – A 103-year-old woman died in a traffic accident in Florida that involved three vehicles and occurred on a section of a federal highway, local media reported this Sunday.

The event happened last Friday near the town of North Port, on the west coast of Florida and originated, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP, in English), when the car in which the woman was together another 68-year-old female made a turn to enter a street from federal highway 41.

The women’s vehicle was struck by another driven by a North Port man, a collision that struck a third car that was stopped at a red light, according to local channel WFLA.

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The two women were admitted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital Medical Center, but the 103-year-old did not survive and perished the same day.

The other woman remains admitted this Sunday in critical condition, according to the media.

On the occasion of the Thanksgiving and end of the year holidays, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), to which the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) belongs, launched its Safe Holiday Travel campaign aimed at the foreseeable millions of drivers who will travel through this state.

The department noted that during the months of November and December of 2020, in which fewer trips were caused by the pandemic, 1,052 crashes related to alcohol, drugs or a combination of both were recorded in Florida, as well as 5,442 citations for driving under the influence of some of the two.

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