Members of the Florida Highway Patrol are currently investigating a crash that involved a sergeant working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It appears that the incident, which happened on Sunday, July 1st, took place as the sergeant was driving an SUV down State Road 408.
Orange County deputies are working around the clock in order to cut down on the number of drag racing vehicles driving throughout the county. According to the official numbers, in a stretch of time spanning from the beginning of March until the 25th of June, 481 citations as well as 56 arrests have been made as a part of this effort. A recent incident that happened this past Monday, June 25th, highlights some of the effects of drag racing, especially when things do not go quite according to the racers’ plans.
Reports from the Orlando Police Department have recently begun to emerge about an incident that happened on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20th, that ultimately resulted in a collision between a car and a church as well as the hospitalization of one person.
A construction vehicle left one person dead and two seriously injured Monday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened in the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike, near mile marker 250. At approximately 9:45 p.m., a construction vehicle with a hydraulic lift bucket drove into the path of a Ford Edge. Upon impact, the Ford, which was being driven by a 62-year-old female, rotated and hit a nearby concrete barrier.
A collision that took place between a vehicle and a building in Orange County resulted the death of one person, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. This same government body began the initial investigating into the incident and the early reports did not make it immediately clear just what occurred to cause the fatal, single-car collision.
On Sunday a vehicle crashed into a toll plaza while driving on the Florida turnpike. The accident happened in the northbound lane at mile marker 236 near Saint Cloud. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the vehicle hit a protective barrier that surrounds the toll both. Upon impact, the car caught on fire. All four of the vehicle’s occupants were taken to local hospitals for treatment of serious, if not critical, injuries.
Memorial Day weekend is always a dangerous time for Orlando motor vehicle accidents, and this year was no exception. A pastor from central Florida was killed in an early morning crash that investigators believe was the result of a wrong way collision. The suspected driver is in the hospital and being treated for severe injuries, making it difficult for the investigation to move forward.
Authorities with the Orlando Police Department were some of the first to respond to an accident that took place on a Wednesday night several weeks ago in Orlando. Reports from the Orlando Police Department suggest that the incident happened at the intersection of Silver Star and Willow Bend, although it was not clear how many vehicles were involved or exactly what happened to cause the incident to begin with. We know that two people were injured in the collision, but further updates on their condition has yet to emerge from the Orlando Police Department or the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 19-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident was behind the wheel of a Honda Civic on Saturday, April 21st, when he momentarily lost control of his car. A report from the Florida Highway Patrol at work in Brevard County indicates that the incident took place on Interstate 95, shortly before or after 4:15 in the morning. The 18-year-old was joined in their vehicle by a 21-year-old from Copper City. It is not known where the two people were coming from nor towards where they were headed, but we do know that before they could get there the driver of the civic swerved out of the southbound lane and onto the right shoulder.
A Thursday morning collision between a car and a tree in Orlando resulted in the death of at least one person on April 26th. Initial reports from the Orlando Police Department indicated that the incident, which only involved one car, happened along the 5900 block of Bent Pine Drive, close to where this road intersects with Semoran Boulevard.