Call Us Now
877-FL-Injury

Florida Man Paralyzed After High-Speed Chase

Criminal activity often causes a series of unforeseen events. Someone can commit and crime and then a crime can be committed against that person. That’s exactly what happened to a 52-year-old Florida man.

On June 22, Tony Flournoy was driving his Buick Le Sabre near Lincoln Street and George W. Engram Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. For some unknown reason, Flournoy slammed his car into the back of a 2001 Toyota minivan. Rather than stop, Flournoy speed away.

The minivan was driven by 68-year-old Marice Thomas. Enraged at the hit-and-run accident, Thomas pulled his car back into traffic and pursued Flournoy. Reaching speeds of over 80 M.P.H., the two engaged in a high-speed chase. But the two drivers were not the only ones involved. Thomas’ vehicle had a six-year-old girl and two women. Both of the women urged Thomas to slow down, but he kept chasing Flournoy.

At Brentwood and Derbyshire Road, Thomas caught up with Flournoy and hit the rear end of Flournoy’s vehicle. Thomas continued to chase Flourney and hit the Buick six more times. One of the collisions caused Flournoy’s vehicle to be pushed through an intersection, prompting several people to call 911. Flournoy also called 911 after being hit several times.

A final hit by Thomas pushed Flournoy into a concrete barrier. The barrier was built to protect a utility line in the area. Emergency vehicles arrived at the scene and had to extract Flournoy from the vehicle. He was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center with serious injuries. Medical personnel say that Flournoy will live but is paralyzed.

Thomas has a significant criminal history and is considered a violent offender, according to the incident report. He was placed on four years’ probation in September of last year. Thomas was arrested on a probation violation stemming from the incident. He was held without bond at the Volusia County Branch Jail. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Orlando auto accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. immediately at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.

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.

Connect with James O. Cunningham on Google+

Related Articles:


Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373