An accident late Saturday night resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man according to authorities. He was walking along State Road 46 in Lake County when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old man. The driver was booked on suspicion of DUI and held on a $50,250 bond. He failed to admit to a sobriety test on the scene.
An accident between an automobile and a dump truck Friday morning resulted in the deaths of two Kissimmee women, according to police. The incident occurred at the intersection of Boggy Creek Road and New Hope Road. The driver of the automobile had stopped at a stop sign on New Hope Road and pulled out to make a left hand turn directly in front of the oncoming dump truck. Both occupants of the car died at the scene.
A rash of accidents on Friday night had the Florida Highway Patrol extremely busy. A total of nine accidents, four in the westbound lanes and five in the eastbound lanes, had traffic moving slow in both directions on I-4 across the middle of the state. According to officials, twenty-six vehicles were involving in these incidents which occurred in the evening hours between milepost 121 and 127. Most of the incidents were rear-end collisions. It is unclear at this point whether all of the incidents were related.
The suspect in an April hit-and-run crash that fatally wounded a 4-year-old Winter Park girl could be facing trial as early as the end of July according to Orange County officials. According to his attorney, the accused does not wish to waive his right to a speedy trial. Trial is currently set to begin on July 28.
A crash on westbound Interstate 4 has westbound traffic snarled to a stop, according to officials. The crash occurred around 7:20 this morning. At this time, no injuries are being reported. The Florida Highway Patrol is working to get westbound traffic flowing again, but for now the pace is a slow crawl.
On Saturday evening at approximately 7:25 p.m. a 2003 Ford Expedition was negotiating the US-27 exit in Davenport when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled. The passenger in the front seat, a 36-year-old Kissimmee man was ejected from the vehicle and killed. Five other passengers in the vehicle were taken to nearby hospitals. The driver was unharmed. Polk County officials believe that speed and wet conditions may have been contributing factors to the accident.
On Monday afternoon, the first wave of paying customers got a chance to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley firsthand. Individuals that had purchased hotel package deals to the Harry Potter inspired park got to eat at the new Leaky Cauldron restaurant, ride the Hogwarts Express, and the Escape from Gringot’s. General admission for the public begins on July 8.
A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Cypress Gardens Boulevard and US Highway 27 near Winter Haven fatally injured one man and sent three more to area hospitals. Police say one vehicle was southbound on Highway 27 and attempted to make a westbound turn when it was struck by another southbound vehicle early Sunday morning. Because the occupants of both vehicles have given authorities conflicting statements, it is unclear who was at fault in this accident.
The Florida Highway Patrol has released dozens of 911 phone calls that were placed in the minutes after Wednesday night’s horrific accident in Daytona Beach. A 45-year-old woman was walking the beach around 9:35 p.m. when she was struck by a Nissan pickup truck after the vehicle had plowed through a lifeguard stand. The 911 calls describe many grisly details of the incident…from persons trying to back the truck off the woman to a passersby trying to administer CPR.
An accident involving two jet skis at Lake Griffin State Park just north of Leesburg, sent two men and a seven-year-old boy to the hospital Tuesday evening. According to authorities, the men were operating the jet skis and the seven-year-old was a passenger on one of them. The three victims all knew each other. The men were more seriously injured than the seven-year-old, who was treated and released.