Officers with the Orlando Fire Department first received reports of a fire along the 5000 block of Lescot Lane in Orlando shortly before 6:00 in the morning of Sunday, July 8th. According to an official report from Ashley Papagni, a spokesperson for the Orlando Fire Department, the emergency 9-1-1 call resulted in numerous units throughout Orlando being sent to the address in question. The call also indicated that there were people inside of the building.
Authorities with the Florida Highway Patrol working within Orange County are considering much of what happened along the Florida Turnpike on Wednesday, June 20th, and that resulted in the death of a FedEx truck driver to be a freak accident. A report from the Florida Highway Patrol provides the majority of the known details in the incident, although there are still numerous questions that remain unanswered and an investigation into the accident remains underway.
A high-speed chase that took the life of a 22-year-old person on June 12th of 2016 has resurfaced again as the family of the crash victim is now suing three separate entities: the deputy who instigated the chase, the person being chased, and the Orange County sheriff. According to official documents, the family of the deceased claims that the high speed chase should never have happened, and that the over-zealous activities of the deputy resulted in the collision that cost the suing family’s daughter her life.
An Orlando area driver was killed after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened early Monday morning, around 2:15. The driver was driving their 2006 Chevy Cobalt northbound in the inside southbound lanes of I-95 when it hit a southbound 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The accident happened near the Palm Coast Parkway.
People throughout Miami-Dade County are understandably shaken after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge this past Thursday. The bridge, which was erected less than a week ago on Saturday (March 10th), was a $14.2m project of the US Department of Transportation and was built to create a pathway from Florida International University in Miami to Sweetwater, a city that lies on the other side of 8th Street.
An 81-year-old female and her small dog were killed in an automobile accident near Orlando, Florida on Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened in Volusia County on Interstate 95. A 2008 Chevy pickup truck, driven by a 77-year-old male, was traveling north near Oak Hill when it suddenly veered off the road and struck a nearby tree.
A collision between a delivery truck and an elderly Leesburg woman resulted in the death of the woman a week ago on Thursday. According to the official report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident took place just before 9:00 in the morning near to the Lake County intersection of Crooked Oaks Lane and Timber Crest Drive.
A three-vehicle crash on State Road 100 just west of Bunnell left two dead and four others injured. According to a witness, the accident was put into motion as a female driving a Hyundai Accent proceeded west on ST 100. Meanwhile, a 2000 Chevy S-10 pickup truck, also traveling west and carrying two passengers, was stopped at the intersection of SR 100 and CR 35 waiting to make a left turn onto CR 35. Another pick-up truck, a Silverado with one passenger, was heading east from the other direction.
Two Orlando area men, both in their 20s, died earlier this week when their vehicles collided in the Parramore neighborhood. According to the Orlando Police Department, the crash happened at 2:15 am at the intersection of West Church Street and South Orange Blossom Trail. One car, which was seen speeding west on West Church, failed to stop at a red light. Upon entering the intersection, it collided with a car traveling south on South Orange Blossom Trail. The driver and a passenger in the car traveling south on South Orange Blossom were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the car speeding on West Church were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a pedestrian was killed after being hit by two vehicles in Orange County. The incident happened on Tuesday evening at North Pine Hills Road and White Heron Drive. A Volkswagen heading north on North Pine Hills Road and driven by a 25 year old female hit the pedestrian, who has only been identified as being a male. This impact threw the victim into the southbound lanes, where he was run over by a Chrysler driven by a 34 year old male. No further information was released as an investigation into the crash remains ongoing.