May 16

Clearwater Car Accident Reminds Us of Seat Belt Law & Other Things


Nothing good happens after midnight. A Clearwater car accident on U.S. 19 near Drew Street supports this preaching.

Clearwater car accident after midnightAccording to the Tampa Bay Times, a 19-year-old driver lost control of his 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe while driving southbound on U.S. 19 around 4:15 a.m. this morning. As a result, he slammed into the divider at the Seville Boulevard exit and spun across all lanes before striking a concrete median. This Clearwater car accident caused the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 to be closed.

According to the report, the driver was not wearing his seat belt. He was ejected through the windshield and transported to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg for treatment of injuries caused in the crash. Remember, wearing your seat belt is the law in Florida. Florida Statute 316.614 states that all drivers and front seat passengers (and all backseat passengers under the age of 18) are required to wear their seat belt.

However, this Clearwater car accident didn’t just injure the driver. Two female passengers were also injured and required treatment at Morton Plant Hospital for injuries. Speed was a likely factor in the crash, police say, so it is important that you think about who is driving before you get into a car – especially at 4:00 in the morning.

Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t!

About the Author

book to read after Clearwater car accidentAttorneys Matthew Noyes and Lorrie Robinson help families who are impacted by a Clearwater car accident. Attorney Matthew Noyes even wrote a book on it – Do You Really Need An Attorney After a Car Accident. If you have questions after a car accident, call Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.

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