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Orange County Accident Between Car and Helicopter

Around 2:00 Wednesday morning, in Florida’s Orange County, a helicopter landed in the center of Westbound U.S. Highway 192, near State Road 429 and Walt Disney World, to pick up a man who had been struck by a car. A report released by Florida Highway Patrol deputies says that the helicopter had landed on the roadway and crews were in the process of evacuating the injured man when a car, driven by the 20-year-old Cameron Sunderly, blew through the roadblock and collided with the helicopter’s tail end.

The resulting damage to the helicopter made it unable to fly, and it had to be towed away from the accident. The previously injured man who the helicopter had come to rescue was then rushed via ambulance to a hospital. As of this moment, his condition is still unknown.

Neither Sunderly nor his unnamed passenger were injured during the accident. The Florida troopers who spoke with them report that the passenger was disoriented and could not even say which direction they were coming from. He also seemed close to tears.

When the troopers spoke to Sunderly, they reported that the smell of alcohol was prevalent on his breath. Sunderly refused to answer any of the troopers’ questions, saying only that he and his passenger were on their way home from an Applebee’s. However, he did agree to undergo a standard sobriety test. The troopers say that Sunderly was swaying during the interaction, and at one point apologized for the incident. The report also indicates that Sunderly thanked the troopers later for keeping himself and others like him off of the state’s roadways.

Two hours after the initial crash, Sunderly was arrested and transported to the Orange County Jail’s holding area. There, he underwent a breath-alcohol test, which resulted in a positive result for alcohol in his blood of more than two times Florida’s legal limit. The Florida Highway Patrol further stated that the test was taken over two hours after the crash itself took place, meaning that the alcohol Sunderly had consumed throughout the night had already begun working its way out of his system.

Orlando auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham has extensive experience in representing the victims of car crashes. For additional information, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).


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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