A 33-year-old Evans High science teacher suffered injuries when her Jeep was struck by a stolen vehicle carrying three teens. Police report that the 17-year-old driver of the stolen Mitsubishi ran a red light and struck the teacher’s Jeep Liberty on the passenger side. The accident occurred around 7 a.m. on Nov. 26 near the high school at the intersection of Silver Star Road and Kingsland Avenue.
Police say that the teacher suffered minor injuries in the accident and that she was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The teen driver faces multiple charges in connection with the crash, including reckless driving, driving without a license and others. The accident occurred right in front of Orange County deputies who were “monitoring” the Mitsubishi, which had been reported stolen from the Fountain Auto Mall on Orange Blossom Trail. The teen driver and an 18-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash. The second passenger, an 18-year-old Orlando man, was not injured in the accident. The Sheriff’s Office has not released further information about the stolen vehicle or any charges the teens could face.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this accident, but that is the exception in T-bone accidents where one car runs a red light and broadsides another vehicle. These violent collisions in intersections often result in serious, even fatal, injuries for those involved and often leave victims and their families wondering how and why the accident happened. In this case, the accident happened because three negligent and irresponsible teens were joyriding in a stolen car and recklessly ran a red light, endangering themselves and everyone in the vicinity.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you have a right to seek damages to pay medical bills, repair damage to your vehicle and replace lost wages and other damages. It is a very good idea to speak with an experienced Orlando car accident attorney like James O. Cunningham as soon as practical after the accident has occurred. After speaking with Mr. Cunningham in a free consultation, he can protect your rights, answer all your questions and begin building an effective case to help you receive the fair and just compensation you deserve. Call him today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to get his skills and nearly four decades of experience as an Orlando personal injury lawyer on your side!
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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