On Thursday, September 11, 2014, a young driver was injured in an accident with the SunRail transportation system. The incident occurred Old Lake Mary Road and West 25th street in Sanford, Florida right around 7:30pm at dusk. The vehicle was driven by a 19-year old male, whose name has not been released.
Police report that a 20-year-old Orlando man died recently from injuries he suffered after being struck by two vehicles. Investigating officers say that the man was riding his bike in the eastbound lanes of State Road 50 near South Tanner Road in east Orange County around 2:30 in the morning when he was struck by a Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by a 23-year-old Titusville man. Officers say that the impact launched the victim into the outside lane of S.R. 50 and into the path of a Honda Civic driven by a 31-year-old Orlando man.
Florida construction accident attorneys are closely monitoring developments in a recent fatal construction accident in Tallahassee. A subcontractor working on a construction project on the Florida State University campus was killed recently after being trapped between a building and a construction elevator. University police officers say that the 25-year-old victim was working on the construction of the new Dorman and Deviney Halls on campus when the accident occurred. Investigators say that the accident occurred just after 12 p.m. and that the worker had already died from his injuries when emergency responders arrived at the scene.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that a 44-year-old man working on a pedestrian safety project was struck and killed by a truck that raced through the construction zone and fled from the scene. Troopers say that the victim was wearing bright reflective clothing and standing in front of a work truck in the 2600 block of South Florida Avenue around 2 a.m. when he was struck and fatally injured. The impact threw the man’s body 80 feet.
Orlando wrongful death attorneys are closely following developments in a legal dispute between the family of a University of Central Florida football player and the university. The Florida Supreme Court recently announced that they plan to hear an appeal of the reduction of the monetary award given to the player’s family. The case stems from a 2008 incident, when the 19-year-old player collapsed and died after performing conditioning drills with UCF teammates. Court justices have announced that they have issued an order accepting jurisdiction in the case, but said that they do not plan to hear oral arguments. Instead, the justices plan to review the case records and legal briefs from the attorneys involved in the August 2013 case.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers had a difficult time assessing and clearing debris from a recent series of rear-end collisions on several east and westbound lanes of Interstate 4 in Deland. Troopers say the accidents began around 5:30 p.m. and involved nine separate crashes involving at least 26 vehicles between mile markers 121 and 127. They report that four of the accidents occurred in the westbound lanes of I-4 and five more occurred in the eastbound lanes. Most of the accidents were rear-end collisions and remain under investigation, according to troopers. At least three people were transported to area hospitals for treatment for undisclosed injuries and investigators say the number of uninjured is likely to rise in the coming days and weeks.
A new device and software application under development by three Florida men may help reduce distracted driving accidents in Florida and across the country. The three Bradenton entrepreneurs, Chris Tunmore, Andrew Britt and Roger Pellew, recently announced that their Smart Dash app and driver information system will soon be available for sale. Tunmore has some extra incentive to get the product on the market, as he has a 17-year-old daughter who just started driving. Like many teens, his daughter is addicted to her smartphone and Tunmore feels that their product can help protect her and others from being injured or killed in cell phone car accidents.
There is a new viral video making its way around the Internet, but do not watch it! The video is actually malware, which can infect your computer and give hackers a gateway to your private, personal information. It is said to be “shocking” footage of a roller coaster accident that supposedly happened at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Leesburg police are looking for the suspect in a June hit-and-run collision that left a 17-year-old girl seriously injured. An arrest warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old Kasson Kwame Ford. According to authorities, Ford was driving a Lincoln Continental near the intersection of Montclair Road and Thomas Avenue when he failed to stop for a stop sign and hit a red pickup truck driven by the 17-year-old victim. The victim was thrown from the vehicle, but survived the crash. Ford is charged with leaving the scene of a serious accident.