Tamarac Resident Loses Life in Early Morning Traffic Accident

Sondra Ransom - from her Facebook page

Sondra Ransom – from her Facebook page

By: Sharon Aron Baron

An elderly female driver has died of her injuries after her car crashed into a garbage truck on the morning last week  in Tamarac.

At approximately 5:44 a.m on May 12, Tamarac resident Sondra Ransom, 66, was driving her Hyundai sedan southbound on University Drive nearing the 58 street intersection. At the same moment, a garbage truck was traveling westbound on 58 street and had already begun to cross University Drive in order to enter the Midway Plaza shopping center. Ransom failed to see the truck and crashed her car into the side of the garbage truck. Her car’s driver side compartment was crushed by the impact.

The driver of the truck was not injured during the crash. Tamarac Fire Rescue treated Ransom and transported her to Broward Health Medical Center. She later died on May 19.

Ransom was an employee at American Express and lived at Concorde Village.

The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Kelliher at 954-321-4840.