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Elderly Man Killed in Titusville Side-Impact Collision

On Wednesday, June 8th, Stephen C. Paulding, a 77-year-old Titusville resident, was attempting to make a left turn from the Titusville Mobil gas station at 460 Cheney Highway into the southbound lane of Sisson Road when the driver’s side of his car was forcefully impacted by a 2010 Dodge Charger which was driving west on Cheney Highway. Paulding’s vehicle, a 1990 Lincoln Town Car, was violently forced by the Charger, which was being driven by the 28-year-old Cocoa resident Caitelyn Clarissa Bell, into a utility pole situated at the northwest corner of the intersection.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, emergency crews extracted Paulding from his car and rushed him to an unnamed local hospital. He died from his injuries after arriving at the medical center. The time of death is believed to be 9:00 a.m. Bell was also taken to a hospital where she was subsequently treated for her own injuries, none of which were life-threatening.

Both Paulding and Bell were driving their cars alone, and there were no other individuals injured in the incident. Authorities are at this moment still investigating the circumstances that led to the accident and have yet to acknowledge any party as being responsible for the deadly collision. As the investigation proceeds, further information will be delivered by the Florida Highway Patrol.

None of the reports filed indicate whether or not any additional witnesses were around to comment on the accident, and it has not been stated whether or not any security footage from the nearby area managed to capture the event on camera. Under these circumstances, the only evidence that exists are the marks on the cars themselves and the words of those involved, which in this case means Ms. Bell.

No information has been released as to whether or not Paulding leaves any family behind or how his death will affect the community of Titusville. Also unreported is the exact time that the accident occurred, which means that we do not know how long after arriving at a hospital Mr. Paulding passed away and whether or not his injuries were at all treatable.

To set up a free initial consultation with Titusville wrongful death lawyer James O. Cunningham, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).


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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