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.
It was during this time that a 2014, four-door Chrysler sedan neared the intersection via Colonial Drive’s eastbound lane. Due to reasons that are at the moment unclear, the unnamed 23-year-old driver of the sedan was unable to stop as he raced towards the rear of the semi-truck. The Chrysler collided with the rear of the truck, becoming wedged beneath the monstrous vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol’s statement says that the 23-year-old driver died at the scene of the incident.
Cray and the unnamed passenger in the cab of the truck were uninjured by the incident.
The Florida Highway Patrol closed Colonial Drive off beginning by Old Cheney Highway. The accident is still under investigation as reasons are sought for why the driver of the Chrysler was unable to stop himself from crashing into the rear of the truck.
Unfortunately, accidents such as this happen with relative frequency, and they leave the families of the victims bereaved and searching for answers. In addition to this, financial strains suddenly erupt where previously there were none. Regardless of whether or not an accident results in a death, bills — both medical and other — begin to pile up, ameliorating an already intense and traumatic situation. In order that recovery can happen in the shortest period of time with the best possible hope of success, it becomes essential to seek ways to receive the proper representation in a legal setting. Holding the guilty parties responsible for their actions will enable you to both more quickly move beyond the situation and ensure that you are monetarily able to stay afloat.
To speak with an experienced and dedicated Orlando trucking accident lawyer, contactthe Law Offices of James O. Cunnigham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
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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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