Investigations are still underway in connection with two separate but similar accidents on Wednesday, July 13 involving Lynx buses. The bus accidents lead to hospitalization for 15 Orlando-area residents, and several more passengers received treatment for minor injuries at the scene. Police say the first accident occurred near the intersection of North Orange Blossom Trail and Rosamond Drive when a car belonging to a 51-year-old woman rear-ended the bus, which had stopped to unload passengers. Emergency response personnel transported eight people with injuries from this accident to area hospitals. The driver of the car was taken to Florida Hospital in serious condition. A spokesperson with the Florida Highway Patrol said they expect to file careless driving charges against her.
The other bus accident occurred at the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Fudge Road when an unknown driver rear-ended another Lynx bus. This accident injured six passengers on the bus, and firefighters had to cut open a section of the wrecked car to remove wounded passengers. FHP officers are looking into this accident and have not determined whether any charges will be filed.
Rear-end accidents are especially dangerous because in many cases, the people in the vehicle being struck from behind are unaware and ill-prepared for a collision. That certainly appears to be the case in both of these rear-end bus accidents. Both buses were stopped to unload passengers; so, many passengers were either standing or walking down the aisle when the cars collided with their bus. With nothing to prevent them from being hurled forward by the collision, these unfortunate people suffered injuries that are far more serious than those who were seated during the collision.
People injured in vehicular accidents often need medical care that results in bills that quickly climb into the tens of thousands of dollars or more. Few injured victims have the means to pay these bills. That’s why many contact an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney such as James O. Cunningham. Since he opened his law practice in 1977, he has helped injured people throughout Central Florida and fought hard to get them the fair and just compensation they deserve. If you or a close family member is injured in an accident and you want to speak with an Orlando personal injury lawyer who puts the needs of his clients first, call 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 today.
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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