Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are looking for the public’s assistance in finding the driver they think is responsible for a recent fatal hit-and-run accident on Interstate 4 in Orlando. The crash claimed the life of a 61-year-old Kissimmee man, who was driving to work at Lake Eola Charter School, where he taught history and social studies. FHP troopers report that the man suffered fatal injuries when he lost control of his 2008 Hyundai, which left the roadway and struck a palm tree in the median around 6:22 a.m. near Orange Blossom Trail.
An eyewitness to the accident told troopers that he remembered seeing a gold-colored car driving erratically shortly before the accident. Accident investigators think that the gold-colored car may have struck the victim’s Hyundai, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.
Orlando Police Sgt. Jim Young told reporters that this department’s investigation is ongoing and that conflicting reports from witnesses have made it difficult to determine why the gold-colored car was driving erratically shortly before it collided with the Hyundai.
"We don’t even want to hint this is road rage because we don’t have anything at this moment," Young said later. "At the very least, it appears to be a hit-and-run with a fatality."
The accident closed the eastbound lanes of I-4 for nearly six hours as investigators reconstructed the scene of the accident and debris was cleared from the roadway. FHP troopers and Orlando police believe that the gold-colored car may have been damaged by the collision with the Hyundai. They are asking anyone that might know anything about the damaged car or the driver to contact them at 800-423-8477.
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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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