Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
A wrong-way crash that happened within Hillsborough County, close to Tampa, early on the morning of Saturday, October 12th, led to the death of a single individual. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol within the area indicated that the incident took place close to 5:00 in the morning, when a 39-year-old was driving their vehicle down the northern lanes of I-275. Unfortunately, the individual was driving southbound down these lanes, meaning that she was headed directly towards oncoming traffic.
Police working within Ocala are investigating a horrific car accident that took place early in October that involved a single car, four children, and a mother who believed she had been cursed by her husband. According to reports from the Ocala Police Department, the incident began sometime around 2:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 2nd.
Police within Orange County are investigating a fatal car accident which took place on Thursday, October 3rd, along Colonial Drive and Chickasaw Trail. The initial reports from the Florida Highway Patrol posted that the accident happened as a result of a street race.
The person believed to be responsible for a fatal hit-and-run within Apopka that took place early this past April was finally arrested on Thursday, October 3rd. The initial incident, which happened on the 1st of April, reportedly took place around 11:40 at night. At this time, two individuals were inside of a van, driving towards the intersection of West Michael Gladden Boulevard and South Hawthorne Avenue. The driver of the van stated that he was on his way to get cough medicine for the 64-year-old passenger.
During the middle of October, police working within Apopka responded to reports of a pedestrian accident which took place at the intersection of North Park Avenue and East Sandpiper Street. The reports regarding this incident first began to arrive sometime around 7:45 in the evening. It is not clear who first contacted the police or if many witnesses were on hand to assist the first responders in their initial investigation.
Seminole County deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash that took place within Seminole County early in October. The incident in question was a collision between two cars, following which one of the cars sped away from the scene. Reports from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office indicated that the incident took place along Alafaya Trail, when a 53-year-old driving a white Toyota Corolla attempted to make a U-turn.
A massive fire at an apartment complex located within Orange County resulted in an hours-long battle against the flames as well as at least one injury. Reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue teams indicated that the incident was first reported around 6:00 on the morning of Wednesday, October 16th. Members of the OCFR immediately rushed from their stations to the building where the fire was reported: the Cranes Landing Apartments located along Goldenrod Road.
Officials working with numerous Orange County emergency response crews reported on an auto accident that took place in Orlando around 10:00 in the morning on Monday, October 14th. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident involved at least a single vehicle, although it is possible that other vehicles were involved. Additionally, it is not entirely clear at this point whether or not any injuries were sustained in the incident or even how many people were involved.
Guests heading to Disney World this week will have a chance to ride on the reopened Skyliner gondolas, over a week after they were closed following a mishap that resulted in a number of park guests being stuck inside the gondola cars for several hours. Reports from the park are vague and relatively unhelpful, however firefighters from Orlando were on-hand to assist in the rescue of the trapped individuals and were able to offer additional information regarding the incident.
A bus accident that took place early in October on Interstate 4 resulted in the injury of at least nine individuals. Initial reports regarding the crash came from the Lynx bus service, one of whose fleet vehicles was involved in the accident. The reports from Lynx stated that the crash took place shortly before noon on Tuesday, October 1st. Only one vehicle was reportedly involved in the crash, a fact which likely drastically reduced the number of injuries which were sustained.