A violent collision in Orange County between a car and several trees resulted in one fatality. The crash, which happened along Curry Ford Road and Cypress Springs Parkway, close to Alafaya Trail, happened close to 2:00 in the morning on Monday. Authorities are still at work investigating the case. As of this writing, there are still numerous questions that need to be answered with regards to the situation and exactly what happened.
Currently, there are only a few things that are known about the situation. Sgt. Kim Montes, acting as the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, has issued an official statement that details all of the facts as they are currently known. In this statement, Sgt. Montes says that the car, a 2014 Infiniti, was headed west along Curry Ford Road. The 19-year-old Long Nguyen, an Orlando resident, was behind the wheel of the Infiniti. For reasons that are not yet understood, Nguyen lost control of the vehicle while still on Curry Ford Road, causing it to leave the pavement and crash into several trees standing nearby.
The Infiniti also collided with a telephone pole. This second collision proved to be the most devastating, and the car impacted the pole with enough force to split both the pole and the car in two. Live wires cascaded around the car at this point, touching every exposed surface and sending thousands of volts of electricity through the vehicle. It is not known whether or not Nguyen was alive at this point, but by the time the emergency response teams had arrived it was impossible to do anything for the body trapped inside of the vehicle. If he did not die during the initial impact (which, given the force of this impact is entirely possible), then he died as a direct result of the electrical wires.
Crews from Duke Energy were among those to respond to the scene, almost two hours after the initial crash. Because they believed the dangling wires were not a danger to anyone else, and because they did not want to disrupt power distribution to the surrounding areas, they refrained from cutting off the electricity running through the lines.
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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