A collision along South Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County this past Wednesday left two individuals dead and another couple hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol discussed the incident in a report issued shortly after the crash. In this report, they say that the collision happened early in the morning, just after 2:15, and involved a black Honda and a red Pontiac.
The Honda was driving westbound on Orlando’s Church Street when it approached this road’s intersection with South Orange Blossom Trail. Regulating this intersection is a stoplight, and at the time that the Honda approached, the stoplight was red for cars driving along Church Street. For reasons that are not immediately clear, the Honda did not obey the traffic signal and instead attempted to continue driving through the intersection.
At the same time, the red Pontiac, had also reached the intersection. Because it was traveling along the southern lanes of South Orange Blossom Trail, the Pontiac had a green light and was attempting legally continue on its way when it was T-boned by the westbound Honda.
The force of the crash immediately inflicted fatal injuries on both of the people who were inside of the Pontiac at the time. When the first responders arrived at the scene, there was nothing they could do for the two individuals and both were declared dead at the scene of the crash.
Inside of the Honda were also a driver and a passenger, but it appears that these two people experienced only minor injuries as a result of the incident. Nevertheless, they were taken to a nearby hospital where they received medical attention for the wounds they did suffer.
The initial report did not include the names of either the deceased or the other two people involved. It did state that an investigation into the matter is currently ongoing. Of primary importance is the answer to why the Honda ran the red light and continued to drive through the intersection. The facts indicate that, had the driver of the Honda obeyed the signal, no collision would have taken place and no lives would have ended.
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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