Late into the evening last Friday, an accident took place at a home located Moritz Court, just behind Chickasaw Trail and to the north of Curry Ford Road, that left two individuals injured (one in critical condition) and a home badly damaged. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this Orlando-based crash took place after an unnamed 24-year-old Orlando resident failed to navigate a curve on Chickasaw Trail and drove his 1999 BMW off of the roadway, through a guardrail, and into the side of a home. Initial reports from the Florida Highway Patrol suggest that the man may have been driving well over the posted limit.
The curve where the young man lost control of his vehicle is a sharp one, and residents around the home where the crash took place reported that cars have begun traveling along this stretch of Chickasaw Trail at higher and higher speeds. The belief is that a long stretch of road, about a mile, separates one particular curve on Chickasaw Trail from another, and drivers traveling away from one curve can build up speed at an alarming rate, making them completely unprepared for the second turn when it arrives.
The crash on Friday seems to illustrate just this point, as the driver of the BMW lost control of his vehicle just at the point where the second curve begins, crashing his car through the guardrail and directly into the side of a residence. The point where the car impacted the home’s outside wall corresponded to the location of one of the home’s interior bedrooms.
Inside the home at the time of the crash were a woman and her husband. Shortly before the crash, the woman had left the bedroom to use the bathroom. It was from here that she heard the loud crashing sound as the BMW burst through the bedroom wall. Her husband, still in bed at the time of the collision, was understandably terrified, but miraculously only suffered from a few cuts and bruises.
Not so for the man behind the wheel of the BMW who was rushed by paramedics to Orlando Regional Medical Center and admitted directly into the trauma ward. It is believed that he remains in critical condition.
An investigation into the incident and the dangerous curve has been launched by the Florida Highway Patrol.
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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