This past Saturday, at close to 1:45 in the morning, a man named Edison Garzon, believed to be a resident of Kissimmee, was driving a Chrysler down the eastbound lanes of the Osceola Parkway. As he neared the point of the Parkway that comes close to the Florida Turnpike, Garzon approached a traffic light governing the intersection between the Parkway and another—as of yet unnamed—road. The light at the time that Garzon approached the intersection was showing red for the eastbound lanes, meaning that Garzon should have begun slowing down as he approached.
Stopped at the light at the same time that Garson approached was a dump truck. In the back of the truck, a large load of chipped up concrete was being delivered to a location that the report from the Florida Highway Patrol failed to name. Already a massive piece of equipment, the dump truck’s load likely added almost three times the amount of weight contained by the truck itself.
Garzon, for reasons that are currently under investigation, did not slow down as he approached the stop light. There has been little speculation on the part of the Florida Highway Patrol and Florida State Troopers as to the reasons behind this and it is not known whether or not the authorities have conducted tests to see if Garzon’s body contained any unusual, illegal, or high concentration of certain substances.
What is known is that Garzon’s Chrysler collided with the back of the dump truck while Garzon was still traveling at a far-too-high rate of speed. It is not known whether or not Garzon attempted to apply brakes to the Chrysler or attempted to avoid the rear of the truck in any manner, however the severity of the damage done to the Chrysler suggests that any efforts on Garzon’s part to avoid the collision were unsuccessful.
Emergency response teams working with Osceola County arrived at the scene shortly after the incident took place. Working carefully, they pulled the badly injured Garzon from the Chrysler and transported him to Osceola Regional Medical Center. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, medical center personnel pronounced Garzon dead shortly after he arrived.
The driver of the dump truck sustained no immediately noticeable injuries as a result of the crash.
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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