Orlando police report that a pedestrian was struck and killed recently while attempting to cross Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway. Police say that their investigation is ongoing but report that the accident occurred shortly after midnight when a grey Toyota passenger car traveling eastbound on Colonial Drive towards downtown Orlando collided with a man; age and address unknown. The victim was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that a motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 4 recently when his bike was struck from behind by a passenger vehicle. Troopers say that the victim, a 34-year-old St. Petersburg man, was traveling westbound on I-4 near mile marker 73 in Orlando when a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Orlando man came from behind him in the outside lane and struck the back of his motorcycle without slowing down. They say that the rider was struck from behind by the right fender of the car.
Motorists on Interstate 95 were stuck in traffic for a few hours recently when a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side and a passenger car overturned near LPGA Boulevard in Volusia County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that the accident occurred around 11:20 a.m. just south of the LPGA Boulevard exit in the northbound lanes of I-95. Although investigators have released few details about the accident, they say that the truck may have swerved to avoid striking something in the roadway and that the passenger car overturned while attempting to avoid striking the truck.
Accident investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board, along with local authorities, are investigating a recent fatal aviation accident that occurred in Clearwater. Officers with the Clearwater Police Department report that the single-engine aircraft crashed in the median of a six-lane street at an undisclosed location of the city, sending burning debris across all six lanes of the roadway. Firefighters from the Clearwater Fire Department responded quickly to the crash and extinguished several small fires.
A recent fatal bicycle accident that claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy riding his bike to school has prompted Orange County officials to take steps to make the area safer for kids walking and biking to school. The accident that spurred officials to take action involved a collision between the bicyclist and a tractor-trailer near on Landstar Boulevard near northbound State Road 417. The boy was on his way to Meadow Woods Elementary School and was attempting to cross Landstar Blvd. when he was struck and killed by the semi.
Orlando police officers are still investigating what caused a recent head-on collision between a Lynx bus and a passenger vehicle on Orange Avenue that sent 15 people to area hospitals. Accident investigators say that the crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. on Orange Avenue near the south end of Lake Ivanhoe. Police say that the driver of the car, age and address unknown, was apparently traveling in the wrong lane on Orange Avenue when it collided with the front of the bus, sending him and at least seven passengers on the bus to local hospitals.
After repeated denials that there were any problems with the ignition switches in their Chevrolet Cobalt models, General Motors has finally recalled the Chevy Cobalt, and five other models made between 2003 and 2007. Recent news reports have revealed what many Cobalt owners have been telling GM for years. A defect in the ignition switches in some Cobalt models causes the engine to shut off suddenly, preventing drivers from steering, braking and otherwise controlling their vehicle and preventing airbags from deploying in a collision. The defect has led to many accidents that have killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more. Growing evidence of the problem and several investigative reports into the fatal accidents prompted GM to finally recall 1.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt models and other small cars.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers recently charged a Kissimmee woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man. Troopers said that they arrested the 27-year-old driver after receiving a tip about her severely damaged 2003 Kia Spectra. When confronted, she admitted to FHP traffic homicide investigators that she had struck and killed the man. She led troopers to the garage, where they found damage on the vehicle consistent with evidence collected at the accident scene.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that a 14-year-old freshman at Timber Creek High was struck and critically injured in a pedestrian accident recently while walking to school. They say that the girl was trying to cross Waterford Chase Parkway at Oak Chase Drive in Waterford Lakes about 6:45 a.m. when he was struck by a 2007 Kia SUV driven by a 54-year-old Waterford Lakes man. Troopers say that the victim was on her way to her school-bus stop when she was struck. She was rushed to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, where she is being held in serious condition with undisclosed injuries.
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