Orlando police officers are still investigating what caused a recent head-on collision between a Lynx bus and a passenger vehicle on Orange Avenue that sent 15 people to area hospitals. Accident investigators say that the crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. on Orange Avenue near the south end of Lake Ivanhoe. Police say that the driver of the car, age and address unknown, was apparently traveling in the wrong lane on Orange Avenue when it collided with the front of the bus, sending him and at least seven passengers on the bus to local hospitals.
Orlando firefighters had to cut the roof off the car to remove the driver, who suffered the worst injuries. He is listed in serious but stable condition with undisclosed injuries. Police say that 14 people on the bus suffered minor injuries in the accident but only seven of them were taken to hospitals for additional treatment. While Orlando police say that their investigation into the accident is ongoing, they have determined that the bus driver was in no way at fault for the accident. Orange Avenue was closed for two to three hours while investigators reconstructed the accident and debris was cleared from the roadway.
Police have not yet reported why the driver was traveling in the wrong lane on Orange Avenue but if he was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or otherwise negligent, he could be liable for damages. The injured passengers could seek compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages, and the bus company could seek compensation to repair or replace the damaged bus.
If you are injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver and you want to speak with an Orlando personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights, the law and your legal options, call James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587). Mr. Cunningham offers free initial consultations, where he answers prospective clients’ questions and explains the facets of their case and the best course of action for them to take. If you want to speak with an Orlando car accident injury attorney who gives each client and their case the individual attention they deserve, call Mr. Cunningham today and schedule your free 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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