A week ago on Monday morning, shortly before sunrise, officers with the Orlando Police Department responded to an emergency call directing them to Oak Ridge Road. The call indicated that a collision had taken place at a location along Oak Ridge Road somewhere between the points where this street intersects with John Young Parkway and Millenia Boulevard. When the police, fire rescue, and other emergency first responders arrived they found themselves dealing with two burning vehicles as well as one individual who was trapped and injured inside a badly mangled vehicle. Read the rest »
Just before noon on Thursday, November 30th, an out-of-town semi-truck driver was involved in a fatal big-rig collision with a SunRail passenger train in Seminole County, Florida. Read the rest »
Early on Tuesday morning, members of the Orlando Fire Department joined with the Florida Highway Patrol as well paramedics and first responders throughout the area to respond to reports of an overturned tractor trailer on I-4, close to where it crosses State Road 408. This mobilization of emergency personnel was the result of a 9-1-1 call from a witness to the accident which was placed close to 6:00 in the morning. According to the official report, the caller told dispatchers that a tractor trailer had fallen onto its side on I-4. What made the case somewhat extraordinary was that the truck had, according to the caller, tipped over onto a car. The caller told the dispatcher that it seemed as though someone was still inside the vehicle, trapped, but still able to communicate. Read the rest »
The bassist for the New York-based metal band Adrenaline Mob died last week following a three-car Florida accident. According to Florida Police, the 38-year-old David Zablidowsky was killed when a tractor-trailer swerved off the highway and into the two vehicles carrying members of the band. The band was pulled over on the side of the road fixing a flat tire when the accident, which left seven others injured, occurred.
Tuesday evening, close to the World Golf Village in St. Johns County, Florida, several vehicles were involved in an accident that caused the far right lanes of I-95 to be closed for over two hours. According to the Florida Highway Report, the accident took place around 7:00 in the evening on I-95, at the International Golf Parkway. Although the precise incidents that led to the accident are not yet known, it has been publicly announced that when the emergency response vehicles arrived they discovered two semi trucks and a third car all suffering from various damages. Read the rest »
Last Monday evening, a semi-truck loaded with sod was attempting to make a U-turn at the intersection of East Colonial Drive and Sherman Street in Orange County. According to the report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol, during the attempted turn, the tractor-trailer became stuck due to the tightness of the turn. The driver of the truck, the 68-year-old Ronald Cray from St. Cloud, then began to reverse in an attempt to free himself from the situation.
Hundreds of workers who depend on the Tri-Rail train service in the Palm Beach area were late to work on Monday January 4th due to an unexpected collision near the Lake Worth Station early that morning. According to The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a City of Lake Worth garbage truck broke down on the train tracks shortly before 7 a.m. and was struck by a northbound Tri-Rail train before it could be removed. The accident caused the train to derail and delay train service county-wide for the entire day. As a result of the accident, twenty-two passengers were sent to the hospital, but reports say that the injuries were minor and that miraculously no one was seriously injured.
In an unfortunate accident on I-10 on the night of Thursday, November 19th, a multi-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck led to one fatality. The crash, which happened around 6 p.m. that evening, created a significant backup in traffic. In fact, all eastbound lanes of the interstate were blocked off for several hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident occurred in Jacksonville around Chaffee Road, causing drivers to be detoured onto U.S. 90 during the extended road closure. Traffic eventually resumed as normal, after all victims were addressed and the lanes could be cleared by authorities.