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Orlando Passenger Killed in Saturday Night Car Crash

On Saturday night, Jean Luckner Camille, 43, of Orlando, was a passenger in the 2007 Chrysler 300 being driven by the 49-year-old Marie Etiene, also of Orlando, as Etiene drove the car north on Rio Grande Avenue in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson, Sgt. Kim Montes, Etiene suddenly lost control of the vehicle, swerved into the southbound lane, crossed over the sidewalk, and crashed into a fence with a concrete pillar.

Emergency vehicles rushed Camille to Orlando Regional Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Etiene was also rushed to the hospital, but her injuries were only minor.

As of right now, the Florida Highway Patrol have not indicated that any other persons or vehicles were involved in the accident, and the only fatality is that of Camille. It is also unknown what the relationship between Camille and Etiene was like, where they were coming from, and where they were going to.

Due to the suspicious nature of the accident and the sudden loss of control experienced by Etiene behind the wheel, investigators are seriously looking into alcohol as a major contributor to the incident. Sgt. Montes said that charges are pending while the Florida Highway Patrol examines the analysis of Etiene’s blood sample that was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Accidents such as this one are terrifying because of the uncertainty surrounding them. They indicate that it doesn’t always matter how careful and cautious we are behind the wheels of our own cars, that the other drivers on the road are just as integral to our safety as we are, and that every time we climb into the passenger seat, or every time we ourselves climb behind the wheel, we are putting our lives in the hands of others.

Sometimes, this trust is betrayed, and we are left with a horrible and confusing situation wherein our lives have been irrevocably altered. Even if the initial damages aren’t life threatening, they can easily lead to medical complications down the road, meaning that the financial implications of an accident — especially one involving cars — become grim the longer they are allowed to exist without proper consideration.

If you, or a loved one have been involved in an Orlando car accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today 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.

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