In Volusia County on Tuesday an accident occurred that left one man dead and another man and a child seriously injured. Currently, the Florida Highway Patrol has only released partial information regarding this accident as they are still trying to contact the family of two individuals involved. What has been released is a cursory summary of the accident and some of the details surrounding its occurrence.
Around 7:20 on the evening of February 28th, a man and a child were driving in the northbound lane along the stretch of U.S. Highway 17 that cuts through Volusia County. As they neared Dickey Lane, the vehicle drifted from the northbound lane and into the southbound lane. At this same time, a Ford truck was making its way along the southbound lane. The timing could not have been worse for the smaller car to drift into the opposite lane, and the two vehicles collided head-on. The Florida Highway Patrol along the with the state troopers and other emergency response crews immediately rushed to the scene.
The child was rushed promptly to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The condition of the child is, at the time of its admittance, was listed as critical. The man driving the truck, a 29-year-old Pierson resident named Rosendo Miranda Escobedo, was transported to the Halifax Health Medical Center. His condition was listed as serious. The driver of the car with the child was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.
As stated above, neither the child nor the driver of the car with the child have yet been named by the Florida Highway Patrol. As the necessary family members are notified regarding the incident more information will be released to the general public. The only other fact known in this particular case is that all the individuals involved were wearing their seat belts. Due to the extremely damaging nature of head-on collisions, the safety harnesses and seat belts were likely the only thing that saved Escobedo and the child from being killed. Unfortunately, head-on collisions are the most deadly sort of automobile collision, and even a seat-belt can prove useless when faced with that level of impact.
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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