Call Us Now

Three Separate Accidents on I-95 Cause Major Delays

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 26, 2016

A series of auto accidents on I-95 on Thursday sent traffic to a crawl and resulted in one fatality according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The first incident occurred around 8 a.m. near the County Road 210 interchange. A pickup truck loaded with construction supplies overturned, scattering nails, screws and other tire-piercing debris across the highway. It is not known at this time what caused the truck to turn over, but crews worked quickly to clear the debris before it caused further accidents.

Two hours later and less than six miles south on I-95, another catastrophic accident occurred near the International Golf Parkway exit. Traffic suddenly began to slow down due to congestion when a tractor-trailer following a Honda CRV in the center lane could not slow down in time to stop. He rear-ended the CRV, and both vehicles left the roadway over the right shoulder. The driver of the CRV died as a result of the collision and his passenger was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

Then, just after 12:30 p.m. another collision occurred near the State Road 16 exit on I-95, four miles north of the first collision. In this accident, five vehicles were involved when again traffic began to slow down and move to a start-and-stop pace due to congestion. Four people were taken to area hospitals with injuries, as well other several other individuals who were treated on scene.

All three of Thursday’s incidents occurred within a 10-mile stretch on I-95 near St. Augustine. Area law enforcement has referred to the area as a "hot spot" for accidents, indicating that they respond to several collisions in the area within a month’s time. Through October of last year, 534 collisions had occurred in the area. The Florida Highway Patrol notes that the areas around these exits, like any exit on the interstate, involve traffic that is merging to enter or exit the highway. A driver’s full attention is necessary, especially during period of heavy traffic, to avoid injury or damage to your vehicle. Distracted driving can have disastrous consequences in these high-risk areas.

If you or someone you love has been injured an automobile accident, please call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. 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.

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
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