The Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a 60 year old woman (Rita Willis) died and a 4 year old child (Chloe Castro) was seriously injured in a Flagler County, Florida crash near Bunnell. The accident took place as Ms. Willis attempted to make a left hand turn from Canal Street to County Road 305. Ms. Willis was not wearing a seat belt. The force of the crash threw Willis into the back seat on top of Chloe. The child was taken to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach where she was listed in critical condition.
You can read more about this accident at Woman Dies, Child Suffers Serious Personal Injuries in Flagler County, Florida Crash.
Under Florida law, a person making a left hand turn has a duty to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. Of course, there are exceptions to this general rule when there is a green arrow or other circumstances in place. Since there was a death involved in this crash, the Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a thorough accident investigation to determine the cause and manner of the crash.