Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Very early on Monday, June 1st, an incident happened in Orange City, located within Volusia County, that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Currently, the collision remains under investigation, however we know that it began around 12:45 a.m. At this time, in another part of the city, a disturbance was reported involving numerous people. In the emergency calls, it was indicated that a shotgun was involved, although it is not clear if any shots were fired.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are among those investigating a fatal car crash that took place during the evening of Sunday, May 31st, within Marion County. Reports from the FHP have provided the public with much of the information regarding the incident, although not all of the details have yet become public. It is not clear if the Florida Highway Patrol have concluded their investigation or if there are still details which remain to be uncovered and released. At the time of this writing it is not clear if any charges are pending against anyone involved in the incident.
While most of the news around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is grim, a report from the Tampa Bay Times offers us a glimpse into one of the not-so-obvious side effects of the disease’s spread. With the measures of quarantine in place, combined with the drastic reduction of people going to work (a crisis that is its own massive and ongoing issue), there are far fewer cars traveling around. People aren’t running as many errands, driving to movies, going to restaurants or the beach. This reduction in the amount of traffic on the roadway has led to a dramatic reduction in the number of accidents involving automobiles that are taking place along Florida’s roadways.
Authorities within the city of Tamarac are investigating a two-car collision that happened on the morning of Thursday, May 28th and resulted in several fatalities. Currently, what we know is that it was sometime around 4:30 in the morning when a pickup truck and a silver sedan were traveling along either Rock Island Road or West Commercial Boulevard. The crash took place at the intersection of these two streets and resulted in two of the people involved being pronounced dead at the scene. The precise number of individuals involved in the crash is not currently clear.
During the early afternoon on Saturday, May 23rd, a woman was within her car and traveling down the road in Marion Oaks when she reached the intersection between Marion Oaks Boulevard and Marion Oaks Lane. When the woman reached the intersection, it is believed that she stopped her car. This information comes from the Florida Highway Patrol, although it is not clear if officers were at the scene before the car accident took place or if these facts come from witnesses who saw the entire sequence of events unfold.
On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson made the executive decision to discontinue sales of their talcum-based baby powder products in the United States and Canada. According to the company, sales have been steadily decreasing due to “misinformation” from the media surrounding talc and its dangerous potential to cause cancer. However, years of mounting backlash and lawsuits tell a different story.
Traffic within the city of Orlando was negatively affected after a collision occurred along the Interstate 4 corridor on Tuesday, May 26th. Currently, not much information about the rollover accident itself is available as we await updates from the authorities regarding the incident and its aftermath. What we do know comes from reports issued by several emergency response agencies working within Orlando, agencies such as the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Police Department, who responded to the incident in question. According to the reports from these groups, the incident took place during the morning, sometime before 7:30 a.m.
A single-car crash that took place within Marion County resulted in the death of an individual and the critical injury of another. Reports on the accident come from the Florida Highway Patrol, members of which were at the scene shortly after the incident in question took place. According to these reports, the incident took place late on the night of Saturday, May 23rd, while people throughout the area were in the middle of their Memorial Day weekend celebration.
Officers with the Ormond Beach Police Department are among those investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcycle that took place within the city on the afternoon of Saturday, May 23rd. The reports that we currently possess come from this department and indicate that the accident involved only two vehicles. One of these vehicles was the above-mentioned motorcycle. The second was a parked car that was sitting in the lot of the Piranha Grille, a popular restaurant for tourists located within the area.
A bicycle accident that took place in Pinellas Park during the beginning of a weekend in May initially resulted in a manhunt for an individual believed to have fled from the scene of a collision resulting in serious injuries. The reports from the Pinellas Park Police Department indicate that the initial accident happened sometime around 9:00 at night on Friday, May 15th, as a 60-year-old man was trying to walk across U.S. 19.