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Passenger in Last Week’s Orlando Head-On Collision Dies

A 23 year old female who was severely injured in a fire-filled two vehicle crash in the Orlando area last week has died. The death follows that of a 28 year old Melbourne, Florida male who died at the scene. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the female died at Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was being treated since the incident last week.

According to a FHP spokesperson, the crash remains under investigations, with charges pending. What is known is that the head-on crash occurred at 2:30 on a Friday morning at the well-known dark intersection of Malabar and Weber roads. The accident report list a 21 year old Orlando native as driving a 2011 Jeep westbound on Malabar Road, with the 23 year old female as the passenger. For an as of yet unknown reason, the driver veered into the eastbound lanes, where they collided with the oncoming 2001 Honda being driven by the 28 year old Melbourne native – who was killed upon impact. The driver of the Jeep was also injured and remains in the hospital.

Clearly, head-on collisions are often the most dangerous types of automobile accidents – often leading to substantial injuries, if not death. Common injuries resulting from a head-on collision include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries and whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries (i.e., injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons)
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of a limb
  • Cuts and bruising

Although we do not know the cause of this particular head on collision, common causes include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Using depressants
  • Passing on a two-lane road
  • Sudden lane changes in order to avoid construction or a stopped vehicle
  • Defects in the road
  • Defects in the car
  • Speeding
  • Loss of control

Regardless of the cause or the severity of the injuries, if you or a loved one have been injured in an Orlando head-on collision, you have the legal right to seek compensation. However, to get the compensation you deserve requires you to file a personal injury lawsuit. To learn more about how the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. can help, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.

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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