On the evening of Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, a young woman was killed in an accident on Interstate 4 West involving four vehicles. The accident, which occurred on the portion of I-4 that runs through Osceola County, occurred around 5 p.m.
The victim was 21-year-old Maxine Bartkovich of Haines City. Bartkovich was driving her 2014 Toyota Corolla in the left lane near Exit 62 to World Drive when she was struck from behind by a Ford pickup truck. Bartkovich’s Corolla was then pushed into the rear end of another pickup truck, causing the second truck to strike the vehicle in front of it for a total of four vehicles.
The driver of the Ford pickup truck that struck Bartkovich’s Corolla was 44-year-old David Gillet of Tampa, whose state at the time of the accident was not disclosed. Both he and Bartkovich were transported by emergency medical professionals to Florida Hospital Celebration Health for their injuries, while the drivers of the other two vehicles involved suffered only vehicular damage. Gillett’s injuries were reportedly minor, but the 21-year-old’s injuries were not. She was later transferred to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she would eventually pass away.
According to Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol, further investigation will be needed before police can consider bringing any charges against Gillette. So far, no details have been released as to the cause of the accident, or as to the 44-year-old’s current state of health.
After being injured in a serious car accident, it’s likely you will have significant concerns, questions, and legal issues to attend to. If your medical bills are piling up and you feel you deserve reparations for injuries incurred in an accident you did not cause, you’ll need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney at your side. With the help of an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer, you have a better shot at getting the full amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries.
For nearly three decades, the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have been supporting and representing victims of serious Orlando-area accidents. Call 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) at your earliest convenience to set up your free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
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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