A devastating crash in Orange County over this past weekend left one person dead and two others badly injured after several cars collided along Orange Blossom Trail, close to the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Orinoco Drive. Florida Highway Patrol members working in Orange County responded to the crash and have issued an initial report that outlines the majority of known details, although the report takes care to indicate that the incident is still under investigation and that any charges against those involved are pending.
It was just after 1:50 in the afternoon when a Chrysler being driven by a 30-year-old made a U-turn from the southern lanes of Orange Blossom Trail at the intersection of OBT and Orinoco Drive. The U-turn took the Chrysler onto OBT’s northbound lanes, where, for reasons that are currently under investigation by the authorities, the driver of the Chrysler lost control of the car. In the following moments, the Chrysler swerved across the northbound OBT lanes, collided with the elevated concrete median, and, due to the force of the collision with the median and the jerking of the steering wheel, overturned.
While all this was happening, a BMW being driven by a 55-year-old was driving down Orange Blossom Trail was in the area. It is not known which direction the BMW was headed, but we do know that after the Chrysler flipped over the BMW collided with the car’s front passenger side.
Witnesses to the scene called 9-1-1 for backup, and the emergency response crews arrived shortly after the crash took place. Members of the Florida Highway Patrol told reporters that the most serious injuries were sustained by the two individuals who were inside of the Chrysler. As well as the driver, there was one passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. After the two of them were taken out of the damaged car, emergency medical teams rushed them to Osceola Regional Hospital. The injuries they sustained were serious, and the passenger, a 30-year-old, was unable to recover. She was declared dead some time after arriving at the medical center.
The BMW’s driver was also transported to the hospital where he received attention for some minor injuries.
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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