On November 12th, in Orlando, there was a high-speed accident on Orange County’s Pine Hills Road. While traveling northbound, Ashley Roberts, a 20-year-old Orlando resident, somehow lost control of her 2006 Toyota and began to swerve in and out of the southbound lanes. Witnesses say that in the moments before the head-on collision with a 1998 Honda driven by 26-year-old Tamiko Grant, Roberts appeared completely unable to navigate her vehicle. The impact caused by the two cars coming together was so violent that both of their rear ends lifted off the ground and objects came flying out of one of the trunks.
Following this initial collision, Roberts’s car went on to hit another vehicle, this one a 2010 Ford Focus driven by the 32-year-old Chad Selby, a resident of nearby Clermont.
In the immediate aftermath, several bystanders rushed to the cars in an attempt to rescue the drivers. When they saw the state of the cars and the drivers, they realized that any movement of the victims was ill-advised, and so neither Roberts, Grant, nor Shelby were touched until emergency vehicles arrived at the scene.
Both Roberts and Grant were declared dead when the first responders reached the scene. Statements issued by state troopers indicate that Shelby was in no way injured during the incident.
The exact causes of the crash are unknown, and police are waiting for a full toxicology report from the medical examiner as well as release information regarding Roberts’s medical past.
Traffic was understandably backed up for a lengthy period of time while police and other emergency responders worked to extract Roberts, Grant, and Selby from the vehicles and then clear away the debris. Drivers attempting to make their way from North Lane onto the southbound lanes of Pine Hills Road found their route closed, although later it was opened for traffic.
If you, or a loved one have been injured in a Florida high-speed auto accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. 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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