A driver died earlier this month after she sped through a stop sign in Lake County and was hit by another driver, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident happened around 6:25 p.m. The Eustis woman was driving a 1994 Honda northbound on Thrill Hill Road as another driver in a 2014 Dodge was headed eastbound on Burlington Avenue.

According to the FHP, the deceased “failed to stop at the stop sign” at the intersection of those two roads. The front of the Dodge struck the left side of the Honda.

The Eustis woman was taken to Waterman Hospital.

The 28-year-old Leesburg driver of the Dodge was taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and no alcohol was involved, according to the FHP.

The investigation is ongoing.

A person may run a stop sign for a any number of reasons, really. The most common scenarios are:

  • Impatience: When people are in a hurry to get somewhere they might not take the time to stop completely, or at all.  
  • Reckless driving: Many drivers blow through stops signs without even realizing it.
  • Distracted driving: Texting while driving, talking on the phone, eating, etc. can all cause a driver to become too distracted to stop at a stop sign.
  • Drunk driving: Drinking can impair your vision, which could result in running a stop sign.

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