Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
In a landmark decision by a New York state judge, a Brooklyn couple has been awarded a $120 million settlement against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. According to public court documents from the case, the lawsuit states that after her longtime usage of Johnson & Johnson’s popular talcum powder products, 67-year-old Donna Olsen was diagnosed with a deadly form of mesothelioma. This rare form of cancer is caused by an extensive exposure to asbestos; a well-known carcinogen which is commonly found in talcum.
According to official statements released by the Daytona Beach Police Department, a 75-year-old woman has sadly passed away from the severe injuries she sustained after her vehicle was involved in a T-bone collision almost a week ago on Friday, November 13th along Clyde Morris Boulevard in Volusia County.
Two people were left in critical condition after a car accident that occurred during the very early morning hours of Wednesday, November 4th within the city of Orlando. According to reports from the Orlando Police Department, the incident took place sometime around 1:30 a.m., close to the 1000 block of South Orange Avenue. This is not a particularly busy time for traffic within this area, and it seems a somewhat surprising occurrence that the two vehicles involved would be traveling near enough to one another for a collision to take place, which is exactly what happened.
Members of the Florida Highway Patrol working within Orange County were among the numerous first responders to the scene of a crash that happened within the county towards the beginning of November. Reports from the FHP stated that the incident involved at least two vehicles and resulted in at least two fatalities as well as one person hospitalized with serious injuries.
The efforts of the Florida Highway Patrol in The Villages have paid off when it comes to locating and apprehending an individual believed to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that took place within the community early in November. The initial accident took place on November 3rd and involved a motorized vehicle and a bicycle.
According to officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 58-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run collision with another vehicle along U.S. Highway 27 on November 14th, 2020. Their incident reports indicate that the suspect who allegedly caused the fatal motorcycle accident has since been arrested and charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving death and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.
According to preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and other participating law enforcement agencies in Orlando, a 31-year-old drunk driver plowed his vehicle through the crime scene of a fatal two-car collision along Hoffner Avenue late Friday evening. Arresting officers have indicated that the Brevard County resident was nearly four times the legal intoxication limit at the time of his arrest following the accident.
The cruise ship industry suffered another setback this week after seven passengers tested positive for COVID-19 aboard the first vessel to test out the Caribbean waters since the pandemic began back in March. Statements from media personnel who were aboard the Norweigian-owned SeaDream I at the start of the incident indicate that the captain of the luxury liner made an announcement regarding the outbreak to the 100+ passengers and crew on November 11th, 2020.
Police officers within the city of Melbourne are involved in an investigation into an accident that took place during the night of Tuesday, November 10th, and resulted in the death of a 62-year-old woman. The woman, a Melbourne resident, was driving her moped down East University Boulevard shortly before the incident took place.
According to the reports, the 62-year-old was alone on the moped at the time of the crash. It is believed that they were traveling down a different road when they reached the intersection of East University and this other road. The 62-year-old then entered the eastern lanes of East University Boulevard.
Driving through construction zones is something people behind the wheel of vehicles must do on a fairly frequent basis. As anyone who has had this experience will tell you, these areas are often full of traffic cones, flashing lights, temporary barriers, and even workers holding signs. All of these features are for the purpose of keeping the construction workers safe from the cars that pass through the area. Unfortunately, even this wide array of features is not enough for some drivers.