After a crash occurred in Ormond Beach, Florida, authorities initially believed that a child had died, but it was later discovered that all of the children had lived. It was actually the driver of the vehicle who passed away.
Orlando Personal Injury Blog
Criminal activity often causes a series of unforeseen events. Someone can commit and crime and then a crime can be committed against that person. That’s exactly what happened to a 52-year-old Florida man.
A man who was having a heated argument with his girlfriend, who was a passenger in his car at the time, caused a wreck Sunday night in West Palm Beach. According to authorities, William Burgess, of Riviera Beach was driving south on Jog Road and decided to swerve into oncoming traffic. He drove his vehicle up over the grassy median and crashed into two northbound vehicles. Fortunately, the occupants of the other vehicles suffered only minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Eastbound Colonial Drive was shut down earlier this month after a fatal motorcycle accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol a 58-year-old motorcyclist, William Forbes, was switching lanes when he collided with a van and was thrown from the vehicle. An ambulance rushed him to the nearby medical center where he passed away a short while later. The drivers of the van were unharmed.
Early Sunday morning a violent motorcycle accident took the life of one and injured two others. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Christian Salazar and 21-year-old Miriam Perez-Duarte were driving side by side when they collided and were thrown off their vehicles. Salazar died on the scene and Perez-Duarte was rushed to the nearby hospital. A passerby attempted to stop and help but ended up crashing into the debris with minor injuries. The accident happened at around 4am on I-95 Southbound in Miami. The cause is still being investigated.
Hit and run accidents are on the rise the Orlando area and across the state of Florida. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman recently told local media that the agency receives reports of 25 to 30 hit-and-run accidents each day in Central Florida. The phenomenon has become such a problem that Florida Highway Patrol has assigned a deputy to investigate just hit-and-run accidents.
On June 1st, Circuit Court Judge Leah Case sentenced a 43-year-old Volusia County man to 15 years in jail for the death of a motorcyclist. It was the maximum sentence allowed under the law.
Twenty-one-year-old Joel Moore was walking westbound across Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando when he was hit by a landscaping truck. According to witnesses, Moore was crossing the street around 9am Thursday morning when he stopped to speak with someone in a vehicle waiting for the traffic light. When he continued to finish crossing the street he was struck by driver Rafael Martinez. Martinez claims to have had a green light. Police are still determining the details of what happened. The pedestrian was rushed to the Orlando Regional Medical Center where he later passed away.