An accident in Orlando on Sunday afternoon has resulted in at least one death and numerous injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The report on the incident indicates that the crash occurred close to 1:30 in the afternoon as drivers were attempting to travel through the intersection of Apopka-Vineland Road and Balboa Drive. While a full release of the details of the incident has yet to emerge, the Florida Highway Patrol has provided much of the pertinent information as to what happened this past Sunday.
A car, not described in the report, was traveling southbound on Apopka-Vineland Road. The driver of this vehicle, who has not been named, was nearing the intersection of Apopka-Vineland and Balboa Drive when, for reasons that are not yet clear, they lost control of the vehicle. Departing from the road, the driver was still unable to regain control of the vehicle as it careened towards a power pole. When the car and the pole collided, the force of the impact caused the car to split into two pieces.
In addition to the driver, the car contained two other passengers. The passenger in the front passenger seat was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the impact with the pole. When emergency response teams arrived at the scene they were unable to revive this passenger and were forced to declare them dead at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol was able to identify the deceased passenger as the 28-year-old Ronald Sankar. The second passenger in the vehicle was also critically injured as a result of the crash, but they were able to be transported to a nearby hospital where they are currently receiving treatment. It was reported that the driver of the vehicle only suffered from minor injuries.
Currently, members of the Florida Highway Patrol are still investigating the cause or causes of the crash. No charges have been filed against any of those involved and it is not known whether or not the FHP is considering substance abuse or negligence on the part of the driver as a contributing factor in the incident. Furthermore, the report failed to include if any of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.
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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