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7 Injured, 3 Killed in Polk County Crash

In a tragic car accident in Poinciana, FL on Saturday, February 6th, 2016, three children were killed and seven people were injured. The accident occurred on Saturday evening when the driver of a 2001 Lincoln lost control of the vehicle and crashed head-on into a 2014 Jeep Patriot. Both vehicles were carrying five people each at the time of the crash.

Of those individuals in the Lincoln, a six-year-old boy who had been sitting in the backseat was killed. The other two children from the backseat of the Lincoln were hospitalized, but were found to be in good condition the next day. The adult driver of the Lincoln was also hospitalized and was still in critical condition as of Sunday, February 7th, while the adult passenger improved to stable condition.

The Jeep that was struck was also carrying children, including a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old who were killed in the crash. The 15-year-old minor who was also in the backseat was hospitalized in serious condition. As in the Lincoln, the adult driver of the Jeep was hospitalized and still in critical condition as of February 7th, while the adult passenger had improved to stable condition.

No details have been released yet as to the cause of the crash, or whether authorities suspect the Lincoln driver of any negligence or impairment. Florida Highway Patrol officers are still investigating the accident, and it is uncertain whether any charges have been or will be filed on behalf of the victims in the Jeep that was struck.

If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you are probably facing a swirl of piling medical bills, legal concerns, and mental anguish. During this rough time at the beginning of your recovery, it can be incredibly difficult to know where to turn for help. For over 30 years, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been helping victims of severe Orlando area car accidents fight for the compensation they are owed. To set up a consultation to discuss your case and personal needs, contact us at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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